Starved Rock State Park

Park Activities:


Starved Rock Park Trails:
7:00 a.m. - sunset

Starved Rock Visitor Center: 
Apr – Nov:
9 am - 4 pm
Mon - Sun.

Dec – March:
9 am - 4 pm
(1st & 2nd Sundays only)
10 am – 4 pm

Starved Rock Campground:
Gates open at 8:30 a.m.  Gates close at 10 p.m. daily.

Starved Rock Lodge: 
separate operating hours, please visit:

 Visitor Center:

The Visitor Center exhibit hall, park office, and information desk are open Monday through Sunday:

  • 9-4, April through November
  • 9-4, M-F, December through March
    • Saturday and Sunday, 10-4

Visitor Center CLOSED on: 

  • Election Day 
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day 
  • New Years' Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Lincolns Birthday 
  • Presidents Day 


Closures (Please view trail map under Activity Tab for location names.  Trails will be marked as closed on the trail)

  • The Movie Theater at the Starved Rock Visitor Center is CLOSED until further notice. 
  • Brown bluff trail above French Canyon is CLOSED 
  • Tonti Canyon and Tonti Bridge are CLOSED.
  • West side trail from LaSalle Canyon to Tonti Canyon is CLOSED. 
  • Beehive Overlook is CLOSED. 
  • Owl Canyon Overlook is CLOSED. 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources requires any group of 20 or more persons who use Department facilities (trails, shelters, group hikes, and tour groups (schools, youth groups, families, travel or outdoor tours, etc) to have advance written permission from the Site Superintendent or Site Manager. Activity Permit  Activity Permits must be submitted to at least 3 weeks prior to the visit for site and state approval.  Filming permits and Permits to Sell must be requested at least 1 month in advance by emailing  
Park Information:

Northwestern Illinois

PO Box 509
Utica IL 61373

815-667-4726 Office M-F


N: 41.309
W: -88.989

Starved Rock Site Map

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