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Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State ParkLocated in Utica, 100 SW of Chicago. This park has 13 miles of hiking trails for all skill levels. Guided hikes are offered year round. There are waterfalls in most of the 18 canyons in the park but some of the most scenic ones are found in St. Louis, French, Wildcat, Tonty, Ottawa and Kaskaskia canyons. The best time to see waterfalls are in the spring when the snow melts or after a heavy rainfall. In the winter, you can see a spectacular icefall. Enjoy water activities from paddle boats to water cruises. You can even rent a houseboat for the weekend or go whitewater rafting or kayaking. Trolley tours, horseback riding, camping, fishing and canal boat rides are some of the other activities offered here.