Starved Rock Foundation
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Visitor's Center Main Number:
(815) 667-5356

(815) 667-5356

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Hours of Operation

Visitor's Center Hours
9:00 a.m. to 4:00pm
(Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)

Restroom Hours
Mid-September thru Mid-May 9-6
Memorial Day to Labor Day 9-8

Park Hours
Dawn to Dusk


The Starved Rock Foundation is a completely volunteer-run organization. There are AMPLE opportunities to help out. You may have an hour, a day, a week, a summer, or special skills that you could offer to help out. Contact us and we will match you up with an area of support.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer.

The Starved Rock Foundation & Visitor's Center Welcomes You!

Upcoming Events

January 12 & 13, 2019 - Winter Wilderness Weekend

Join the Starved Rock Foundation guides as we hike into canyons and overlooks throughout the Park enjoying the the icefalls, solitude of the woods in winter and our majestic bald eagles! Learn about the history & geology of the Park as well. Hikes will leave the Visitor Center at 9:30am, 11am & 1pm each day

January 26 & 27, 2019 - Winter Wilderness Weekend

Programs and special events will be available at the Starved Rock Lodge, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center as well as the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Guided hikes will leave each day from the VC at 9:30am, 11am and 1pm. SOAR, Save Our American Raptors will be at the Visitor Center introducing their bald eable at 1:30pm each day. For a Full updated schedule of events please visit : www.illinoisaudubon.org.



For updates and to share your experience, add the Facebook event for the Eagle Watch Weekend

Your Safety is important to us!

In order to insure a safe visit please be aware of Park Rules:

  • NO Rock Climbing anywhere in Park.
  • Stay on the marked Trails.
  • NO swimming or wading in canyon pools or the river.
  • Do not deface canyon walls with etchings, paint, or markers.
  • NO littering; bring trash to receptacles by parking areas.