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Starved Rock State Park

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Address: Utica, IL 61373
Phone Number: 815-667-4726
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Known for its magnificent rock formations of St. Peter sandstone, this...

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.

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What a beautiful place! We had an amazing experience here this past weekend! We had a guided tour that lasted about 3.5 hours and the guide was fantastic! The trail was well... read more

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Frankfort, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Went and walked around went fishing and had a picnic . Very nice place to visit. We looked at some cabins they have there to rent. Not to far from home. Thats what makes it nice

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a beautiful place! We had an amazing experience here this past weekend! We had a guided tour that lasted about 3.5 hours and the guide was fantastic! The trail was well labeled and was easy to navigate.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

well to start hope you have good walking shoes because thats what you will be doing but you will enjoy the outdoors there and the sites bring water and a camera.

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Thank kurt s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were a few different trails to choose from so you could see something different every time you visit. We didn't make it very far because it was too hot but we did have a snack at the Visitors Center.

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Thank Kimberly J
Northern Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even thought it was a very hot day, it seemed comfortable in the woods. High heat did keep the bugs away though. I wish the trails were marked better, but they were in great shape, well maintained, and fairly easy to navigate. A couple of trails did have a lot of stair steps. We hiked 12 miles and climbed 50... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the great opportunity to go on a hike with 15+ shelter dogs on a hike this last weekend. For the life of me I don't know which trail we went on, but it was about 8.5 miles roundtrip. The views were amazing. There was a thunderstorm in the morning and most of us were covered in mud by... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in the spring because everyone said how beautiful it was. It was beautiful, but when we went on the trails, there were so many people it was like navigating traffic. Beware if you are looking for a quiet spot to hike, that this was not it when we went. Parking lot was totally full. A great getaway to explore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a trip! From the food in the lodge, to the log cabin, to the amazing hike! I cannot wait to go back. There were 9 people in our group ages 13 to 50. We ate dinner in the lodge and all the food was delicious! Everyone raved about their dish. We also had three appetizers (those went quick). We... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the state park. The facilities were all clean and well kept. Get there early though, we went on a busy weekend (the weekend before July 4th) and it was so busy by lunch time the park was closing down to any more visitors

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are both in our mid 60s and hiked at Starved Rock the lover's leap and Eagle Rock. They are about .8 miles 1 way. it was hot and humid but well worth the time. If you have an opportunity to hike, do it!

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