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August Showcase Sunday! Rock Cut State Park.

Rock Cut's 3,092 acres include two lakes: Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, and Olson Lake with 50 acres. These lakes offer an excellent retreat for people wanting to fish, go boating, ice fish or ice skate. Rock Cut State Park also contains hiking and horseback riding trails and, weather permitting, cross-country skiing trails. Their scenic campground has 270 premium campsites, a rustic cabin, a group camp area and shelters. Reservations are available through www.reserveamerica.com.
More information about Rock Cut State Park can be found by following the official IDNR website link below.

Phone Number: (815) 885-3311
Address: 7318 Harlem Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111
www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/RockCut.aspx
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August Showcase Sunday! Rock Cut State Park. 

Rock Cuts 3,092 acres include two lakes:  Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, and Olson Lake with 50 acres. These lakes offer an excellent retreat for people wanting to fish, go boating, ice fish or ice skate. Rock Cut State Park also contains hiking and horseback riding trails and, weather permitting, cross-country skiing trails. Their scenic campground has 270 premium campsites, a rustic cabin, a group camp area and shelters. Reservations are available through www.reserveamerica.com.
More information about Rock Cut State Park can be found by following the official IDNR website link below. 

Phone Number: (815) 885-3311
Address: 7318 Harlem Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/RockCut.aspxImage attachment
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There is no state funding for these park programs and enhancements. It is up to volunteers and donors to make this happen. We need your help!

Make checks payable to:

Starved Rock Foundation
P.O. Box 398
Utica, IL 61373


How donations are helping

You will be surprised in what can make a difference with keeping this fabulous system running. It is not only about financial assistance but also about people and gifts-in-kind. Look over some of the items below to get an idea of what types of items have helped in the past. We thank you for all of your kind gifts and generosity.

Examples of donated items

  • 8 Upbeat park benches ($6070)
  • Nikon D100 digital camera ($2740.20)
  • Dell Latitude D800 laptop and case ($1759)
  • Dell Dimension 4700 desktop ,Dell 962 all-in-one printer, External floppy drive ($1924.55)
  • 3M overhead projector ($360)
  • Microsoft Office with PowerPoint and Print Shop Deluxe Software ($189.98)
  • Hotpoint refrigerator ($230)
  • Emerson microwave oven ($69.88)

Examples of donated services

  • $2000 for video production of “The Recent History of the Illinois Indians”
  • $500 to Illinois Audubon Society (Starved Rock Audubon Chapter) for the Eagle Watch Weekend
  • $500 to the Utica Gazebo Fund (2004 tornado)
  • $1200 for Sunday Programs

 

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About the Starved Rock Foundation

MembershipThe Starved Rock Foundation is a friends group that supports the state park through educational programs, supplies, exhibit updates, leading hikes, trail walkers, front desk support, bookstore, and other labors of love. It is a volunteer-run organization. The Foundation and the staff at the park work hand-in-hand to provide a positive park experience. Without them, the Visitor’s Center, guided hikes, and programs could not happen. You can be part of this team!