S tarved Rock Visitor Center STARVED ROCK Consistently voted the #1 Attraction in The State of Illinois, Starved Rock features 18 unique canyons, 14 of which produce stunning seasonal waterfalls. Guests can explore a vast network of more than 13 miles of trails, where they can soak in aweinspiring vistas and encounter remarkable plants and animals. The fun at Starved Rock doesn’t’ stop there, the park’s historic lodge and informative visitors center offer special programs like guided hikes, trolley tours, presentations from wildlife experts, live concerts, dining and much more!
Check list Here are seven stops you should be sure to visit on your next trip to the park! STOP 1: The Starved Rock Visitors Center The Starved Rock Visitor Center is the perfect place to start your State Park adventure! Here, you’ll ﬁnd interactive educational displays, free videos on the park’s history, hiking maps and a bookstore! While you’re there, be sure to check out Trailhead Concessions and Gifts for a great selection of hiking provisions. STOP 2: Starved Rock From the Visitors Center, take a short 0.3-mile hike towards the park’s namesake, Starved Rock. The summit is home to one of the best views in the entire park, where you can marvel at the Illinois River, or watch birds plunge for ﬁsh near the base of the Illinois Waterways Lock and Dam. STOP 3: St. Louis Canyon Just a few minutes to the west of the Visitors Center, off IL-178, you’ll ﬁnd the parking lot for St. Louis Canyon. At the end of this 0.4-mile hike you’ll be treated to a beautiful box canyon, complete with a tall waterfall and hidden alcove that runs behind it. Even when falls aren’t in season, the canyon’s towering walls of intricate sandstone make for quite the sight.
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