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
50°
Cloudy
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Feels like: 44°F
Wind: 19mph SW
Humidity: 68%
Pressure: 29.55"Hg
UV index: 0
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Thank you to those visitors who joined us for our Fall Colors Guided Hikes this past weekend! Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it out to the park this past weekend. Fall colors will be hanging around for the next few weeks!

Thank you to our wonderful and knowledgeable volunteer hike leaders and Naturalists who led the guided hikes! Without them our special events would not be possible.

Pictured: volunteer Lenore Sobota with her group in wildcat canyon. Second picture: volunteer Dagmar Rutzen leading a hike (this is Dagmar’s 35th fall colors guided hike weekend at the park)!
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Thank you to those visitors who joined us for our Fall Colors Guided Hikes this past weekend!  Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it out to the park this past weekend.  Fall colors will be hanging around for the next few weeks!

Thank you to our wonderful and knowledgeable volunteer hike leaders and Naturalists who led the guided hikes!  Without them our special events would not be possible.

Pictured:  volunteer Lenore Sobota with her group in wildcat canyon.  Second picture:  volunteer Dagmar Rutzen leading a hike (this is Dagmar’s 35th fall colors guided hike weekend at the park)!Image attachment

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We had some great participants on this weekend's hikes. I particularly liked seeing several young people out there, learning about nature and sniffing the smashed sassafras leaves.

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