RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and can be placed 6 months to 4 days prior to the date of your planned arrival. Reservations can only be made online at
Cancellations must be made online only at
ExploreMoreIL or by calling 866-716-6550. Please do not call the park office to cancel your reservation. The reservation fee will not be transferred or refunded.
The park office does not keep a tally of sites available. Availability can be checked online at
ExploreMoreIL by the visitor or camper. If the online website does not allow a reservation it is because the campground is full.
The Starved Rock Campground fills quickly every year, and it is highly recommended to place your reservations 6 months prior to the date of your campout. Weekends May through October fill first! Reservations cannot be made over the phone.
The West Loop is open all year round, but the East Loop and Youth Group Campground are closed from November 15th or the second Sunday in November through April 1st.
There is a maximum of 1 family (2 parents and their minor children) or 4 adults per site with 2 tents or 1 RV and 1 tent. Non-negotiable. If you have others wishing to camp outside of your immediate family or the 4-person maximum (not family) they will need to reserve a separate campsite online.
Please view the Starved Rock Campground brochure for the campground map, rules and regulations, and pricing.
The campground gates are open from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Starved Rock's campground has 129 Class-A Premium campsites. Electric hook-up only.
30 amp or 50 amp sites (see brochure above). 30 amp sites also contain 20 amp/110-volt outlets (2 prongs).
All sites come equipped with a cement pad for RV or camper, area for tent (allowed up to 2 tents total), picnic table, fire pit with grill grate on top, and electric hook-up.
Campers are allowed up to 2 vehicles at their campsite. All extra vehicles will have to park in the small lot at the entrance of the campground.
Water hydrants can be found throughout the campground for use.
Porta potties are located throughout the campground, as well as two separate shower houses with flush toilets.
The dump station and trash containers can be found upon entering and exiting the campground.
The campground also contains a playground area and shelter.
Firewood can be purchased at the campground as well as at local gas stations in Utica, IL.
Alcohol is ALWAYS prohibited in the campground.
Quiet time in the campground is 10 p.m.
There is a camp store in the campground that operates seasonally (usually May 1-Oct. 31) that sells firewood, ice, soda, and other camping supplies. Hours for the store are: Mondays-Fridays from 3-7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. -6 p.m. Operated by the Starved Rock Lodge (not the IDNR/State Park) 815-667-4211.