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STARVED ROCK STATE PARK

One of the most beautiful locations in the Midwest, Starved Rock is home to many canyons, waterfalls, rock formations, trails, and more. 

Scenic Hiking Trails

The hiking at Starved Rock is some of the best in Illinois with over 13 miles of scenic hiking trails that connect stunning canyons and rock formations scattered all throughout the park.

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Illinois River

Starved Rock lies along the Illinois River, which provides stunning landscape views and recreational activities like boating and fishing.

Canyons & Waterfalls

Starved Rock is home to 18 beautiful canyons that host seasonal waterfalls commonly flowing in the Spring and after heavy rains. 

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KAYAK STARVED ROCK

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CAMP STARVED ROCK

  • Is there an entry fee?
    No, all state parks in Illinois (with the exception of beaches) are free!
  • How difficult are the hiking trails?
    There are trails for every skill level. Check out our “find a hike” page, to find the perfect trail for you!
  • What are the park’s hours?
    All parking lots and trails open at sunrise and close at sunset. Park is open every day of the year unless otherwise stated.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    Yes, dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Is swimming allowed?
    No swimming is allowed at any of the parks, in the canyons, or in the waterfalls. There is an indoor pool for registered guests at the Starved Rock Lodge.
  • What is the parking situation?
    Parking is a first-come, first-serve basis. There are parking lots located at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, a few of the trailheads, the Lodge, and overflow lots. There is no parking or entry fee to any of the parks.

FAQ

Please email starvedrock@hikersglobal.com with any additional questions!

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