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
TueWedThuFriSat
min 38°F
44/27°F
38/32°F
40/35°F
47/35°F

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How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
The name woodchuck has nothing to do with wood, or chucking it. The word woodchuck comes from a Native American term, wuchak, which roughly translates as "digger." Another name for this animal is whistle-pig.
Groundhogs are expert excavators. Their burrows can be up to 6 feet deep and can meander underground for 20 feet or more! Groundhogs are too slow to escape predators, so their burrows provide necessary protection.
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Groundhog Fun Facts
It’s time for another Wild Fact Wednesday!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
The name woodchuck has nothing to do with wood, or chucking it. The word woodchuck comes from a Native American term, wuchak, which roughly translates as digger. Another name for this animal is whistle-pig.
Groundhogs are expert excavators. Their burrows can be up to 6 feet deep and can meander underground for 20 feet or more! Groundhogs are too slow to escape predators, so their burrows provide necessary protection.

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