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I love big rocks (and I cannot lie). My wife and son enjoy seeing large animals, so we had to stop at the lesser known Buffalo Rock State park on our way to the bigger and better known Starved Rock across the river. The entrance...More
Do not go on a holiday weekend. ..extremely crowed. If you are able to go during the week you will enjoy nice hiking trails and scenic views. Good restaurant, nice bathrooms and picnic area, but crowded on weekends.
Buffalo Rock has always been a little gem right off the beaten path It is not as nearly big as Starved Rock or Mathieson park. It is a nice queit place to go and view the back water of the Illinois River.
Most tourists come to the area for starved rock state park but it can get very busy. Right across the river this smaller more intimate park can keep you occupied with a beautiful view and plenty of nature.
After hiking Matthiessen and Starved Rock State Parks, this was a rather calm, "dull" park. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice place to go for a gentle stroll/hike, have a picnic and view the river.
This is a park that one with disabilities...More
Park quite run down with hiking trails closed due to disrepair. Toilets heavily stained orange. No soap.
The real plus was the ride up and back down. Steep for being on bikes but lush ferns and plants growing from rock is beautiful.
The trail along the river is closed. We walked another trail. It was just an open prairie type area with little to see. It does loop around for a view of the river, and we saw a barge, but the view is no better than...More