A Day At Starved Rock(pictorial)

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I started going to Starved Rock State Park In Utica Illinois when I was little. My wife and took the kids here to hike when they were little. We have stayed in the Lodge and cabins several times and it is fantastic. A grand early 20th century lodge that is both elegant and rustic. Great food and just gorgeous. I’ll do a piece on it and review another time but just want you to get a taste.

As a proud Native American the park itself has a great significance  (one nation starved another on the rock, hence the name) so for me it’s always a great hiking  trip. Just a place I connect.

We also love going to nearby Utica to shop, eat and hit the wineries. Look for more pieces on that soon as well. For now I just want to give you a taste of the lodge and trails in the park from a recent trip my wife and I took. I’ll also post more links and info on the history then.

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3 thoughts on “A Day At Starved Rock(pictorial)

    jaicommunity said:
    October 25, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I visit Starved Rock SP often. The lodge is my favorite winter destination in Central Illinois. There is nothing quite like it anywhere around. Love this place. Anyone reading this should plan a weekend at Starved Rock SP – go in the off season though; very touristy during the warmer months.

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      Bob Tompkins responded:
      October 25, 2017 at 3:38 am

      It really is an awesome place. Yoou are correct it’s better in the off months. Have stayed in the lodge and cabins in cold weather and it was great. Travel all over but it’s one of my faves. Thanks for dropping by

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