Best things to do in Starved Rock (besides hiking)

Did you know that Starved Rock has a lot more to offer than hiking? 

With this best of selection you can discover the   most amazing activities.

Spot Bald Eagles


These magnificent birds can be spotted in winter 

Have water fun


Go canoeing, kayaking and rafting on the Illinois River and the Vermillion River.

Go fishing


The Starved Rock area is a great place for fishing. Go on your own or join a guided tour.

Explore Matthiesen State Park


Just 5 minutes from Starved Rock this park offers a more off the beaten-path experience.

Discover Ottawa


This charming small town is absolutely worth a visit. 

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