kayak starved rock getting their landing finished up
We had reserved campsites and were told then and in person, plus noticed many signs on the way to our campsite about the NO ALCOHOL rule in this campground. Imagine our surprise when the huge group of young people across the road from our campsite had a party in full swing, with tiki torches, music, liquor bottles, and even a beer funnel in plain sight. They were even kind enough to offer use of the funnel as we walked past. They partied hard until at least 1:30am, well past the 10pm quiet time. And despite the rule of 2 cars max, there were 5 cars jammed into the driveway & road. Never saw even one DNR truck or ranger drive past. Beautiful park, but apparently there is no staff to enforce any of the rules. The bathrooms in the shower building were nice, however the rest of the campground had to make do with portapotties - most of which were well past emptying time. Some showed evidence of bad aim, another had a diaper stuffed in it, most were filled almost to the rim. If this is the "jewel" of the Illinois park system, they should be ashamed. We will not be back.
campground is located a couple miles from the main lodge, miles of hiking trails, kayak rental available. the sites range from primitive to fill rv.
it’s as close to nature as you can get without actually being in nature
Located about 2 miles from the main entrance of starved rock, the campground books up fast during the summer, reservations are usually needed. Great sites, friendly staff and all around beautiful area.
Great hikes ang great sights!
There is an abundance of spacious level campsites with abundant shade. Bath house is clean, however ladies shower tends to have long lines. Gate staff is always helpful. Close to the state park hiking trails, lodge, fishing. Also a short drive to the old downtown Utica area with plenty of wining, dining and antiquing opportunities.
Tent-camped here with my husband and dog and loved it! Great site, very clean, very peaceful!
Starved rock has so much to offer. trails that lead to caves, waterfalls, lakes and beautiful scenery all around. great for kids too. I have a two and 10 year old and they both do great on all the trails. the campground is pretty but a typical Midwest campground. Some spots are more secluded than others. Some are wooded others are open. Clean bathrooms, RV and tent camping. Firepits. close to the park so you can get up and hike!