New visitors to Starved Rock State Park are continually surprised and awed at the spectacular natural features found here. Surrounded by the flat, seemingly endless fields of Illinois farm country, a totally different topography is found within the park.
Over 14 canyons with waterfalls
Frozen falls in winter
Sometimes it’s a spotted white tail fawn seen playing in the early dawn of June. Maybe it’s the sight of strutting wild turkeys or black striped raccoons scampering across the grass.
Deer, otters & more
High on a bluff overlooking the 2600 plus acres of the state park, the Starved Rock Lodge reigns as an enduring testament to the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Historic two-sided fireplace
Rooms & cabins
Painting the landscape with a brilliant palette of color, the wildflower meadows of Starved Rock State Park are simply stunning to view. Starved Rock is home to over two hundred varieties of wildflowers.
Beautiful blooms year round