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Starved Rock State Park Camping Trip - Individual Sites

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  • Starved Rock State Park

    SR-71 & Illinois Route 178, , Oglesby, IL, IL (map)

    39.443256 -98.957336

  • Starved Rock State Park Camping Trip - Individual Sites

    Camping/Hiking Weekend at Starved Rock State Park

    This is going to be a great weekend.  We will be hiking Starved Rock as well as Matthiessen over the weekend.

    We will be staying in individual sites at Starved Rock State Park.  They have showers, flush toilets and electricity.  You will need to book your own site.  The cost is about $25 per night.  You can have 4 people, 2 tents, and 2 cars per site.

    Make Reservations at:

    If you are looking for a site mate or a ride, please post it in your RSVP. 

    Starved Rock State Park is about an 1  1/2 hour drive from Chicago.

    Average temperature for this time of year is a high of 58 and a low of 41.  These site have electricity.  You may want to bring a space heater.  (Cool Touch with tip over protection.  Don't forget a 15 amp extension cord.)

    We will be having a potluck on Saturday Night.  Please bring a dish to pass.  You are on your own for all meals, snacks and beverages.  Alcohol is not allowed in the campgrounds.

    I normally make pancakes in the morning.  There are usually plenty for everyone.

    Tentative Schedule:

    Friday Night:  Arrive, setup, hang out by the fire.

    Saturday Morning Breakfast.  (9:00)

    Saturday Morning Hike (10:00)  St. Louis to LaSalle.  8 miles

    Saturday Evening Hike (5:00)  Matthiessen (Dells Area) 3 miles

    Saturday Evening Potluck:  (7:30)

    Saturday Night:  Hang out by the fire.  (S’mores, Banana Boats)

    Sunday Morning Breakfast.  (9:00)

    Sunday Morning Hike (10:00) Illinois to Tonti.  6 miles

    Pack up and head for home.  Check out time 3:00.

    Starved Rock DNR Web Site:


    Matthiessen DNR Web Site:



    This is going to be a great weekend.  I hope you can make it.


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  • Ryan

    Looking forward to this event and meeting the group!

    October 19

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