This area has a lot of potential for becoming a great place to top-rope, trad climb, and crack climbing.
Right now not much is developed out there, but still a great place to get outside and practice crack climbing.
In the main climbing, area which is behind the Snake Indian mound, it is incredibly shady and cool. This makes it a great spot to go climb for a few hours in the shade.
This place is usually uncrowded due to most of the attention being drawn to its sister park Starved Rock.
Rock quality can be pretty poor in sections so stick to the cracks for good climbing.
Camping - Camping is closed right now.
There are three primitive camping areas along the trail between Buffalo Rock and Utica. The campsites have fire rings but no water or restroom facilities are available. Sites are accessible by walk or bike in only, no vehicular access is allowed. One of the camping areas designed for youth camping has a shelter with a fireplace. There are no campsites to reserve. Just open areas where people camp.