Starved Rock State Park

     


Utica, Illinois
Phone: (815) 667-4726

Sites: 133
Recent Rate: $25 9/2014


Latitude: 41.3027645309458
Longitude: -88.9787006378174

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 9
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

20 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

wendie T

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is suffering from a lack of cash. The grounds are not mowed more than once a month. The water pump was broken requiring you to fill tank at host site. Dump station filthy with feces and toilet paper all over and back wash hose broken requiring you to use fresh water pump. Very unsanitary. No ranger at gate shack ever. No security noticed during our 5 days there. Beautiful park but campground almost unusable. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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rollinrollinrollin

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Starved Rock truly is an amazing place, which is why we wanted to camp here. The campground is very close to the park and hiking trails, so that was good. The vast majority of the loop our site was on was heavily wooded. Only a few sites near the entrance of the loop were full sun. We were in sites 61 & 63, which were full sun. There were many tent campers here. There was one major, major issue that is the reason I'm giving this campground such a poor rating. The bathrooms were deplorable. The loop was very large, and had flush toilets/showers near the front, and outhouses in the middle and back. There were WAY too many people using the flush toilets and showers, and things got really gross, really fast. Urinals overflowed in the men's room onto the floor. By Sunday morning, none of the three toilets in the women's restroom were operational. The playground was mediocre. We will never camp here again because of the bathroom situation. We had no choice but to pack up and leave first thing Sunday morning. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Jolly Out There

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful campground! We've always enjoyed spacious, level campsites in the shade when camping here. Decent bathrooms and showers, which were clean. Easy-to-follow directions with everything very well marked; easy dumping and water station. Great walking/hiking with well-marked trails through trees and along the river; beautiful canyons, waterfalls through sandstone cliffs. Wonderful Visitor Center and beautiful old Lodge if guests need lodging and/or you want to dine out. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

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larriin

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park. The sites are large and well maintained. You may not need a reservation mid-week, but it fills up on weekends. A few of the inner loop sites with full-sun have 50 amps. The perimeter sites back to a fully wooded area which provides some shade. The perimeter sites are a challenge to level for a larger trailer or motor home. We will stay here again. It is lovely. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

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sfkiefer48

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely campground to enjoy the beauty of nature. We were in site 86 which is heavily forested. We were fortunate to have 50 amp service but of course there was not a water hookup. The directions to the campground were good as was the signage. The site was somewhat level, mostly dirt with a little grass and we backed in with minimal problem although it was a little tight. Given the trees, we were unable to use our satellite nor could we get local TV on the antennae. Verizon cell signal was good. We participated in several activities at the Lodge and also had a nice dinner at the Lodge. There are several hiking trails in the park with incredible views of the various canyons. It is definitely worth a stay to experience the natural beauty of the park. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

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champeo

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Starved Rock is a very nice campground. We have been there twice. It has lots of shade and trees, and the sites are nice, spaced well. The water is clean. Obviously, it is a short distance from the state park, which is good. It isn't expensive, either. Overall, it is a great campground I recommend for overnights and people looking for some weekend leisure. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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sasatak

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We LOVE this Campground. There is not a ton to do but theer is a small playground. The campground is super clean with a ton of different stites to choose from. From fully wooded to completely out in the open. Some spots are huge and there is a ton of space to play catch, run the dogs, or just let your kisd run around and have fun. The bathrooms are super clean. The staff was super nice as well. There were a ton of tenters while we were there but everyone was pretty much quiet. The best part of tehis campground is The State Park itself. I can't even begin to tell yo how much fun we had. The park is Amazing. If yo have never been, you are missing out. We will be going back next Spring as soon as the rainy season is over. I hear it does fill up quickly in teh warmer months so be sure to book a site or else it's first come first served. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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paylor

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was easy to find and easy to get in to. We had a problem with the breaker on the electrical post. No one was at check in and no one was at either host spot (it was 2:00 in the afternoon). We went to another spot and resolved it the next day. Also no 3G or cell phone. But the park was great. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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2KWEST

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park. No TV reception. Quiet. Shady. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Motorhome.

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The Flying Dutchman

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground has a wide variety of sites from large wide open to heavily wooded. Some wooded sites may not accommodate large RV's. The shower houses were generally clean, but 60-70 campsites is alot to ask of 2 showers and 1 stool each restroom. The park is one of my favorite, and we have been here 4 times now. Lots of hiking trails into beautiful canyons, many ending in small waterfalls. The nature center is very nice with helpful employees to plan your hikes. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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mnlkosinski

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a lot of reserved sites so you have to get here early in the summer months. Very close to the state park. Campground is clean, and the sites are well pretty far apart. Not very much shade though. Good place to camp if you are looking to spend time at the state park, but not much else to do on the campground or around the area. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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stormyweather63

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice big sites! Restrooms were clean and well kept, quiet time was enforced by patrolling park security. Reservations should be made in advance for the better campsites. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jdzim

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great IL state park. We put in for our reservation in January by regular US post mail and got a lovely grassy site. It was great for this time of year when it tends to be a bit colder. There is also another loop that has more wooded sites. The hiking was great at the state park, kids age 4 and 7 loved it. The campground was clean and very pleasant, we will definitely go back! We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Denisejohn

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice campground but not very near any park activities. I would camp here again and recommend it to friends We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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pioneergal

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I love this campground, though the only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because of the bathrooms. The bathrooms are way too small for the number of sites which makes for a dirty bathroom with lots of waiting for showers. Other than that, the sites are fabulous and the campground is very quiet at night (except for the youth group but they're further away so that's OK). This was our second time staying here and we will stay again because of the outstanding sites. We camped at Starved Rock State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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