Visitor Center

Come and discover why millions of people visit Starved Rock each year!

To make your park experience complete, start your adventure with a visit to the Visitors Center, located along the Illinois River area in the main park.

The Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center has several interactive displays, free videos on the park, hiking maps, and more. Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs, also located here, is a great place to buy gifts, souvenirs, sandwiches, Artisan ice cream and snacks! The Visitor Center is open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website to learn more about Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Park.