About Starved Rock:
Rock climbing is not permitted at Starved Rock State Park. However, ice climbing is allowed; Two canyons (St Louis and Hennepin) are completely off limits to ice climbers. There are usually 4 or 5 routes, ice conditions permitting.
NOTE: Climbers should sign in and out at park office.
CAMPING: There is a campground on the South end of the park. Permits may be obtained from the park office. Cost is $11 per night. No Alcohol is allowed in the campground.
LODGING: The lodge offers 72 luxury hotel rooms and 22 comfortable cabin rooms. For lodge reservations, call 1-800-868-ROCK.
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I-39 southbound: South to I-80 east (exit #59). Go 2 miles to exit #81 (Rt. 178, Utica). Go south (right) 3 miles on Rt. 178 and follow the signs into the Park.
I-39 northbound: North to Exit #48 (Tonica exit). Go east (right) for approximately 5 miles to the T-intersection, which is Rt. 178. Go north (left) for approximately 5 miles and follow the signs into the Park.
I-80 Eastbound and Westbound: Get off at exit #81 (Rt.178, Utica). Go south 3 miles on Rt. 178 and follow the signs into the Park.
From the Chicago area: Take I-294 or I-355 south to I-55. Take I-55 south to I-80. Go west on I-80, 45 miles to Exit #81 (Rt. 178, Utica). Go south (left) 3 miles on Rt. 178 and follow the signs into the Park.
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