Starved Rock State Park, Oglesby, Illinois

Two main loops serve this large state park campground offeringwell over a hundred campsites, most of which are nestled in the lush forest. The park is dubbed as one of Illinois most popular, if not the most popular and day use, as well as camping, is popular here. The campground is located somewhat centrally to the main feature of this park, the Illinois River and the park's namesake, Starved Rock. There are lots of hiking trails to take you to the falls and overlooks, but with 100 degree temperatures during our stay, we decided to drive to the Visitor Center parking lot and hike from there. Informative panels spot the hiking trails, which vary from easy to difficult. The Visitor's Center has an informative film about the park's history and geological formation. There is also a lodge for non-campers. 

Back at camp, sites are mostly shaded and private. All sites are 30 amp, except for a handful that are 50 amp. Interior roads are roughly paved and site pads are gravel and level. There are water spigots, but no water connections. There are shower houses and restrooms, but depending on site location, they could be relatively far from your spot. There is a small playground and vending machine.

Best Sites: Any, but we loved the privacy of 97.

Poor Sites: None

Hookups: Electric

Potable Water: Yes

Dump Within Facility: Yes