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Upcoming Events

We have year-round activities related to nature, history, music, and more. See what is happening at the Rock!

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Planning Your Visit

Planning Your Visit

Where to start - What to bring - What to see -What to do? Here are some things to get you started.

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Trail Maps and Hikes

Trail Maps and Hikes

Do it on your own or go with a guide. Pick trails by duration, difficulty, or just learn more about the park. All are good choices!

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There’s an app for that!

Visitors to Starved Rock State Park can now take a guided hike on the park’s most popular trails by using this new smartphone app. Download the Prairie State Hike App for just 99 cents.

 

Weather forecast for Starved Rock

North Utica
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Wind: 14mph SE
Humidity: 95%
Pressure: 29.39"Hg
UV index: 0
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Be prepared before you head out to hike at either park this winter!

Dress for the weather and wear the right footwear (NOT SNEAKERS).
We have had around 5 inches of snow and freezing rain, so you can imagine what the trails are like! Please watch your step and take your time. Foot traction such as yaktrax pictured here, hiking sticks or ski poles, and sturdy hiking boots with good tread/traction are highly recommended.

Trails are not plowed, shoveled, or salted outside of the areas of the main buildings such as the Visitor Center and Lodge. Trails are kept natural.

Do not hike into French Canyon this time of year. The sandstone is very slick and hard to gain traction.

Always plan your trip to the park before heading out by visiting www2.illinois.gov/dnr and check out the Starved Rock page under the parks and recreation tab.

Maps are located on the trail at every intersection and parking lot as well as brown informational signs with directional arrows.
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Be prepared before you head out to hike at either park this winter!  

Dress for the weather and wear the right footwear (NOT SNEAKERS).  
We have had around 5 inches of snow and freezing rain, so you can imagine what the trails are like!  Please watch your step and take your time.  Foot traction such as yaktrax pictured here, hiking sticks or ski poles, and sturdy hiking boots with good tread/traction are highly recommended. 

Trails are not plowed, shoveled, or salted outside of the areas of the main buildings such as the Visitor Center and Lodge. Trails are kept natural.   

Do not hike into French Canyon this time of year.   The sandstone is very slick and hard to gain traction.  

Always plan your trip to the park before heading out by visiting www2.illinois.gov/dnr and check out the Starved Rock page under the parks and recreation tab.  

Maps are located on the trail at every intersection and parking lot as well as brown informational signs with directional arrows.

... See MoreSee Less

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