Welcome to Starved Rock State Park!

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Upcoming Events

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
52°
Cloudy
06:5816:28 CST
Feels like: 47°F
Wind: 14mph SE
Humidity: 95%
Pressure: 29.39"Hg
UV index: 0
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min 38°F
44/27°F
38/32°F
40/35°F
47/35°F

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What I wear on the icy trails this time of year. My pants and boots are waterproof too. ... See MoreSee Less

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What I wear on the icy trails this time of year.  My pants and boots are waterproof too.Image attachment

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Glad I went on Monday! Even then I got a little water in my snow boots. Thanks for all the updates!!

Do we need a reservation to enter the park or can we enter normally? Drove all the way out there a few months ago and couldn’t get in after almost a 2 hour drive. Looking to go tomorrow or next weekend. Thanks!

Any tips for these type of yak trax not coming up and over the front of your boot all the time?

Those work great!!! But, don't wear then on the metal stairs from the lodge to the VC. Mine got stuck in the holes in the steps and I about when down.

I bought yaktrax this year and I love them.

IMPORTANT UPDATE/NOTICE

The Red marked River trail between Wildcat Canyon to LaSalle Canyon is now closed to all hikers due to dangerous trail surfaces and several incidents occurring along that stretch of the park today.

Thank you and be safe.......WEAR THOSE HIKING BOOTS AND YAKTRAX!
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