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Starved Rock State Park, IL
DescriptionExperience the fun of outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park. Whether you enjoy hiking along the nature trails or viewing the many spectacular overlooks along the Illinois River, recreational opportunities abound. From picnicking to fishing to boating, from horseback riding to camping to enjoying winter sports, there's so much to do that you'll come back again and again. The backdrop for your activities are 18 canyons formed by glacial meltwater and stream erosion. They slice dramatically through tree-covered, sandstone bluffs for four miles at Starved Rock State Park, which is located along the south side of the Illinois River, one mile south of Utica and midway between the cities of LaSalle-Peru and Ottawa.
The park is best known for its fascinating rock formations, primarily St. Peter sandstone, laid down in a huge shallow inland sea more than 425 million years ago and later brought to the surface.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
*I-39 Southbound: Sout to I-80 east (Exit 59). go 2 miles east to Exit 81 (Rt. 178, Utica). Go south (right) 3 miles on Rt. 178 and follow the signs to the park.
*I-39 Northbound: North to Exit 48 (Tonica exit). go east (right) for approx. 5 miles to the T-intersection which is Rout 178. go north (left) for approx. 5 miles and follow the signs to the park.
*I-80 Eastbound & Wesbound: Get off at Exis 81 (Route 178, Utica exit). Go south 3 miles on Route 178 and follow the signs into the park.
*From the Chicago Area: Take I-94 or I-355 south to I-55 south to I-80 west. Go west on I-80, 45 miles to Exit 81 (Route 178, Utica exit). Go south (left 3 miles on Route 178 and follow the signs to the park.
Mailing Address:Starved Rock State Park
Route 178 & Route 71; P.O. Box 509
Utica IL 61373
Phone Number:Information: (815)667-4726