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Starved Rock State Park

Rte. 178 and Rte. 71, Utica, IL 61373

State Parks & National Forest

Starved Rock is a storied natural area located less than 100 miles southwest of Chicago.

Seasonal waterfalls, awe-inspiring bluffs and rugged canyons dominate the storied landscape at Starved Rock. Rich with history and beauty, Starved Rock’s hiking trails meander through towering trees and scenic overlooks along the Illinois River. Outdoor activities include hiking, canoeing, paddle boat cruises, cross-country skiing, trolley rides, fishing and picnicking. Visitors can stay at the historic Starved Rock Lodge or in one of its cozy cabins.

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