Starved Rock State Park- FAQs

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Per State Mandate, Masks are now REQUIRED regardless of immunization status as we are a State facility. This includes all areas of the Lodge, Cafe, Main Dining Doom, Back Door Lounge, Visitor’s Center and Trailheads Concessions.

Q: What time does the park open and close?

A: All parking lots (except for the Lodge and campground) and trails are open by 6:30am and close by dark (summer = 8pm, fall =6-7pm,
winter = 5-6pm, and spring = 6-7pm).

Q: Is there an entrance fee to get into the Park?

A: There is no entrance fee to enter the park or for parking. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Q: Is there camping in the park? If so, where and how do I make a reservation?

A: All information regarding camping may be found at

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