Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park information

Adress: Oglesby, IL 61348, United States
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Welcome to Starved Rock State Park


Starved Rock State Park is located in LaSalle County, Illinois. The park gets its name from a Native American legend that tells the story of a group of Illiniwek people who were trapped on top of a 125-foot sandstone butte by a band of Potawatomi warriors and starved to death. The park was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Closest Airport

The closest airport to Starved Rock State Park is Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is approximately a 90-minute drive away.


Starved Rock State Park covers approximately 2,630 acres along the Illinois River. The park features 18 canyons, waterfalls, and miles of hiking trails for visitors to explore.

Flora and Fauna

The park is home to a variety of plant and animal species. Visitors can see white-tailed deer, red foxes, and a variety of songbirds while exploring the park. The canyons are lined with a diverse array of plant life, including ferns, mosses, and wildflowers.

Things to Do

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Wildlife viewing


The weather at Starved Rock State Park varies throughout the year. Summers are warm and humid, with temperatures reaching into the 80s and 90s. Winters can be cold and snowy, with temperatures dropping below freezing. Spring and fall offer milder temperatures, making them ideal times to visit the park.

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