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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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With 18 canyons to explore within Starved Rock State Park, plan to stay overnight and enjoy all the park has to offer. The spacious, wooded campground was started in the early 1900s, but it has modern conveniences. There are 133 Class-A premium sites. Campsites are available in the sun, shade or partial shade. There are also designated handicap sites. Most campsites have standard 20-amp plug-ins plus a 30-amp camper hookup. In addition, some sites have 50-amp hookups. Sites include picnic tables and fire pits with grill grates. Most sites are easily accessible with ample room between sites. Two vehicles are permitted at a campsite. A visitor parking lot is near the entrance for additional guests. A separate camping area is designated for youth groups.

All sites can be reserved with a minimum of three days advance notice. Reservations can be made up to six months prior to arrival. Walk-ins are welcome, but note that the campground fills up fast on weekends.

Restrooms are conveniently situated. Showers and flush toilets are located in a bath house that is also designed to serve as an emergency storm shelter. There is a small playground. The seasonally-operated (usually May 1 through October 31) camp store offers basic needs like ice, batteries and firewood. The campground is closed during firearm deer seasons.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Price per night (basic site)

25.00 $ (20.99 €)

Pros

Wooded campground. Easy access. Restrooms. Showers.

Cons

Small playground.

Pets allowed

Yes, with restrictions

Managed by

Starved Rock State Park

Address

E 950th Rd
2555
IL
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Wildflowers
General store
Picnic tables
Bird watching
Potable water
Showers
Flushing toilets
Firewood for sale
Wildlife
Dump stations
Playground
Vault toilet

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

133

Maximum trailer length

45.00 ft (13.72 m)

Location

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