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
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Wind: 14mph SE
Humidity: 95%
Pressure: 29.39"Hg
UV index: 0
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Making plans for the weekend? Look what we have going on at the park this spring and summer!

Please visit the IDNR webpage at www2.illinois.gov/dnr to view the Calendar of Events as well as registration information. Some programs require pre-registrations.

All programs, special events, workshops, and guided hikes are FREE!
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Making plans for the weekend?  Look what we have going on at the park this spring and summer! 

Please visit the IDNR webpage at https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr to view the Calendar of Events as well as registration information.  Some programs require pre-registrations.  

All programs, special events, workshops, and guided hikes are FREE!Image attachmentImage attachment

Don't know what to do with the kiddos on a Saturday? Come out to the park and join us for a fun nature program just for kids!

Starved Rock Saplings is suitable for children ages 3-10 years old and their chaperon.

Please email lisa.sons@illinois.gov at least 1 week ahead of time to register so naturalists can purchase the supplies needed for all of the program fun!

July=Totally Turtles!

August= Incredible Insects!

September= Magical Monarchs!
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