Outdoor adventures at Starved Rock State Park

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Winter offers a whole new world of opportunities at Starved Rock State Park. For those who love peaceful wintry scenery, venturing to Starved Rock in the winter provides an entirely different experience than other times of the year. The park frequently hosts guided winter hikes, children’s activities, bald eagle watching and more.

Starved Rock Winter by Instagrammer angelavs

Photo Instagramer @angelavs snapped while hiking in Starved Rock State Park

Maybe you’ll spy a view otherwise obstructed by trees full with leaves in the summer, or perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of some wintertime wildlife. No matter the experience, there’s something special about nature in the winter. Crisp cool air beckons hikers to cross through frozen terrain while the crunch of snow underfoot.

StarvedRockWinter from Instagrammer dirtylightning

A frozen waterfall captured by Instagramer @dirtylightning at Starved Rock State Park.

Nearby Matthiessen State Park.offers many winter experiences, including cross-country skiing.

bobbyreys Mattheissen State Park

Mattheissen State Park in winter [photo by (at) bobbyreys

Winter offers a unique way to see some of the most popular destinations around the state, so go and enjoy the frosty outdoor experiences Illinois has to offer this time of year!

-The Illinois Office of Tourism

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  1. Last night, we got 1/2″ of snow. Hike to French Canyon this morning. It was beautiful, but icy. Be careful when hiking. Saw an huge bald eagle in a tree between the Visitor Center and boat house. He posed for a great photo! Even the lightest snowfall adds beauty to the Park. Join us this Saturday & Sunday for Eagle Watch Weekend!

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