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Starved Rock State Park, IL

Experience 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 ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Feb 27 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information

  • Only a limited number of 50amp hookup sites are available.
  • Please note that all Youth Group Campsites (1-6) must only be occupied by YOUTH groups (ex. boy/girl scouts, church camps, YMCA).
  • A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party.
  • At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors.
  • Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only.
  • For a campsite there is a maximum of 4 adults or one family (mom/dad and minor children) per site with not more than 2 tents.
  • Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums.
  • The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through October 31 is 14 nights in any 30 day period.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the campground.
  • Alcohol is permitted in the picnic area only June 1 - December 31.
  • All pets must be on a leash and in your control at all times. Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly.
  • All visitor are required to leave the campground at or before 10:00 pm.
  • Camping reservations for Memorial Day, Labor Day & Fourth of July (when it falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday) must be made for 3 nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • We hope you enjoy your stay or event. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 815-667-4726
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Overview

    Description

    Experience 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.

    Booking Window
    Tue Sep 02 2014 - Thu Feb 26 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Aquarium Display
    • BATHHOUSE
    • BOAT RAMP
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Cabins
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Canoe Rental
    • Canoeing
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Dining
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Fire Rings
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, River/Stream
    • Grills
    • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
    • Handicap Sites
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Difficult
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Hunting
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Interpretive Center
    • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Motel
    • Nature Center
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Recycling Station
    • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • River/Stream
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Trails, Difficult Hiking
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Viewing Platform/Overlook
    • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
    • Walking
    • Water, Drinking
    • Waterfall
    • Waterfall Access
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • Antiquing
    • Bicycling
    • Church
    • Emergency Services
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Geological Formations
    • Golf
    • Grocery Store
    • Historic Sites
    • Horse Rentals
    • Hospital
    • Kennel
    • Kiosk
    • LODGING, VILLAS
    • Laundry
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Mall
    • Marina
    • Medical Clinic
    • RENTALS, JET SKIS
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Supplies
    • Swimming, Pool
    • Town
    • Water Slides
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    CANCELLATION POLICY:

    CAMPSITES, CABINS:
    Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

    Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

    No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

    SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard $25.00-$35.00
    Group Camp $20.00
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    Standard $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.31556, -89.03083
    41°18'56"N, 89°1'51"W

    *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.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Starved Rock State Park
    Route 178 & Route 71; P.O. Box 509
    Utica  IL  61373

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (815)667-4726
    Additional Information