Park & Area Activities

LCT_logoStarved Rock has so much to do inside the park, with amazing (seasonal) waterfalls,  13 miles of trails to explore all the high canyons and bluff views, plus wildflowers and wildlife.  The Illinois River offers fishing (ice fishing, too), boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax. CLICK HERE for GPS coordinates of our canyons!! Stay right at the historic Lodge and enjoy the convenience of trails right outside your door.

The Starved Rock Campground has 133 Class A premium campsites complete with electricity, showers, bathrooms, youth group areas, & children’s playground. Click HERE to make camping reservations or go to and enter the Zip Code 61373 for Starved Rock State Park.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Starved Rock State Park & the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

CLICK HERE to learn more about park events & The Starved Rock Foundation.

Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge are located in LaSalle County. Filled with hidden gems, there are many interesting destinations in this area. If you’re a history buff, visit the Hegeler Carus Mansion or the Reddick Mansion. If you love beautiful gardens, Weber’House & Garden in Streator is a “must-see”… To learn more about all there is to see and do in LaSalle County, click here or go to: You can also like their Facebook page to stay updated on LaSalle County happenings!

The Illinois River near Starved Rock is known as the “Sauger Capital” of the world! Each year, this tournament brings fisherman from near and far to compete for the biggest catch. Located in the heart of Illinois, Starved Rock is known by many. To those who have visited here, it becomes a treasured memory. To anyone who hasn’t hiked to the top of Starved Rock, we welcome you to visit, stay, eat, shop, play, explore and relax.


Explore the Park

IMG_0242Check out these in and out-of-park experiences! From jet ski rentals to horseback riding, you can find the adventure to satisfy your need to get out and get some fresh air!

Click here to explore all the Starved Rock Park has to offer. 

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