Thursday, September 17, 2015

Starved Rock State Park

Located at 2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348. Starved rock state park is a series of waterfalls on a 2-5 mile trail with inclines and drops. I went with my family for a get together. It was really fun, the most fun I have had in a while this is more geared toward families with young children but that does not mean a group of friends cant go to this either.. We walked to the first canyon ( picture above) the water wasn't running when we went but there were plenty of others that were. However we still figured out how to have fun. In the picture above there is a cave about ten feet up to the right of the waterfall. Including myself everyone who was there tried to get up there none of us could. After we carved our name in all of the canyons we went to. I also learned some interesting history. The history of this state park is that there were two Native american tribes who were fighting. One tribe attacked the other and scared them up the hill so the attacking tribe camped at the base of the hill and the other tribe ended starving to death on the top of the hill.

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  1. Starved Rock Park is a world apart from anything else in Illinois! Amazing waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains. It has 13 miles of trails to explore and the Illinois River offers fishing (ice fishing, too), boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax.