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
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
Locally produced wine, charming labels, friendly atmosphere! Check out all the local wineries near Starved Rock State Park. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery along with elegant orchards.
Check out these in and out-of-park experiences! You can find the adventure to satisfy your need to learn more at the surrounding museums & attractions!
Historical & cultural activities
Great activity for kids
Whether you’re enjoying Starved Rock State Park in the Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, there are plenty of sports to take part in!
Hey kids! Get to Starved Rock for endless activities and educational programs.
Junior Ranger Program