Upcoming Events

Ghosts of Starved Rock’s Past

Saturday, October 24


Pre-Registration Only. Please visit www.eventbrite.com to make a reservation.

History comes to life at Starved Rock as the “Ghosts of Starved Rock” guide visitors to the Rock while encountering historical ghostly figures such as Louis Jolliet, Pere Marquette, Daniel Hitt, and other characters who once experienced the area we now call Starved Rock State Park.
Hikes leave at 5:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.


By Park Staff and Volunteer Naturalists

Starved Rock State Park and the Illinois River in the Autumn Fall Colors Hikes

Saturday, October 17, 2020


Pre-Registration Only. Please visit www.eventbrite.com to register.

Hikes leave the Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. There are several hike options to choose from at www.eventbrite.com.

Park staff and volunteer naturalists will guide visitors to various areas of the park where they will identify various tree species found in our woodlands, animal habitats and signs, and go over how leaves change color in the fall, as well as Native American Legends surrounding seasonal changes.

There will be a 30 minute slide presentation at the Visitor Center for those who are unable to hike to see the fall colors.

By Park Staff and Volunteer Naturalists