Starved Rock State Park

Park Overview

Starved Rock State Park is open daily at 7:00 am, so we like to add this on the way to the Wisconsin Dells or Chicago. Just a warning -- the waterfalls are only active in the spring or after heavy rains. 

Tips and observations:

Even if you only have an hour, it's great to park at the Visitor center, as there are quite a few trails under a mile. (Click here for the trail map)

The Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Cost: Free

If you want to make it a full day, they have 13 miles of trails to explore, and the Illinois River offers fishing, boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax.

Parks nearby:

Great Wolf

Six Flags Great America

Wisconsin Dells

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