Starved Rock State Park has been voted the #1 attraction in Illinois, and it's not hard to see why! With 13 miles of trails to explore, as well as ice-fishing, boating, and camping opportunities, you'll never run out of fun things to do. The Starved Rock State Park Campground is an excellent place to stay while you enjoy all the area has to offer, and there are 129 campsites to choose from. Some sites can accommodate vehicles up to 45 feet, and your dog can come along to experience this furrific campground with you as long as they're leashed and cleaned up after.
Each spot at the Starved Rock State Park Campground has a cement pad for RVs or campers, as well as a tent area that can accommodate up to two tents. Sites also have picnic tables, fire rings with grills, and electric hookups. There are portapotties available as well as two bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets. Several water hydrants are positioned throughout the campsite for drinking water, and a dump station is also on site. If you happen to forget anything, there's a seasonal camp store (typically open May to October) that sells ice, firewood, drinks, and other supplies.
The campground is near the Illinois River where campers can fish, boat, or picnic. There are also plenty of trails near the campground that can be used for hiking, mountain biking, and hiking. You'll also find 18 canyons formed by glacial meltwater and stream erosion, and they provide incredible scenery for all of your adventures.
Regular campsites cost $25 per night on most weekends, but if you're camping on a holiday weekend, rates go up to $35. Weekday rates can be as low as $10. There is no entrance fee to the park itself. Quiet time begins at 10 PM each night in the campground, and alcohol use is prohibited at all times. You can book your spot at the Starved Rock State Park Campground as soon as three days before your visit, or up to six months in advance so you don't risk losing out on your spot!