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A oldie but still a goodie !

Well worth the time to stop and see this park , the lodge shows a old time structure and the sunday... read more

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Streator, Illinois
Beautiful Landscape and Lodge

Met family here to celebrate Thanksgiving. Beautiful surrounds, rustic lodge and rooms. Pool was... read more

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Deerwood, Minnesota
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Known for its magnificent rock formations of St. Peter sandstone, this scenic park offers many hiking and horseback riding trails plus fishing and boating along the banks of the Illinois River.
2668 E 875th Rd, Utica, IL 61373
+1 815-667-4726
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the time to stop and see this park , the lodge shows a old time structure and the sunday brunch is great . If you have the time downtown Utica is good to visit as well

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daviestreator
Reviewed 3 days ago

Met family here to celebrate Thanksgiving. Beautiful surrounds, rustic lodge and rooms. Pool was great for the kids. Restaurant was rustic and had good food, but though a little pricey. $13 for basic fried chicken...….. Cheapest thing on the menu.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tbunga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great brunch followed by a trolley tour lead by an awesome guide! Reservation suggested and bring your camera!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bacovelli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit just very busy on the weekends. The walking paths are very nice and clean. I would highly recommend a visit during the weekday.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joegus11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful! We visited here on a snowy, windy Saturday. The place was still packed! I recommend walking into the canyon and viewing the waterfall (it was frozen during my visit).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Izzo B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to visit Starved Rock on our way to see family in Chicago for the holidays. We were even more lucky to visit just after after a fresh snowfall! Our first stop was the visitor center which was delightful. The educational value was outstanding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coleyraeh
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Starved Rock is one of favorite places. The hiking trails are awesome and the scenery is beautiful. The lodge is nice and the campground is very clean.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank patandsue24
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The first time I visited Starved Rock State Park was the day after my senior prom, with my date and two other couples. The second time I gave a speech at a student convention at the lodge. This time, I took time to do some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Park is open 6:30 AM to 9:00PM all year round. No entrance or parking fees. Parking available at the visitor's center. Start here and receive a free map and assistance highlighting trails that match your interest. There is a first time hikers trail that starts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a busy park. We went on a Saturday afternoon the weekend of November 2nd and could not believe how crowded it was. We stayed at the campground which was nice and quiet. The shower houses were clean and warm for November. Great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 2, 2018|
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Response from lmeckfess | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it will be minimal. The lodge sits up on a bluff and the view is beautiful. You could do lunch and walk around the property...plenty of trees and scenery. The trails mostly are paved, but have lots of stairs. I... More
October 13, 2018|
Response from photoguywisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Fall color is definitely happening. Although I would call Starved Rock for more details. Fall colors change quickly. Phone number for Starved Rock is 815-667-4726.
October 10, 2018|
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Response from shaunbJ6599DQ | Reviewed this property |
We did 2 trails in gym shoes and were just fine. I would make sure the tread on the shoes are on good condition. Most of the trails are paved well and climbing is mainly done on stairs.