Starved Rock is on the south bank of the Illinois River, 1.5mi (2.4 km) southeast of Utica in La Salle County, Illinois (Sec.22, T.33N., R.2E.; Starved Rock 7½-minute Quadrangle). It ispart of Starved Rock State Park, which consists of 2, 630 acres(1, 052 ha) of wooded area along a7mi(11.2 km) stretch of theriver midway between La Salle-Peru and Ottawa (Fig. 1).
The main entrance to the park is accessible from 1-80 or U.S. 51. Leave 1-80 at exit81 and proceed south on Illinois 178through Utica and across the Illinois River. Turn left at the parkentrance 0.25 mi (0.4 km) south of the river. From U.S. 51 turnnortheast on Illinois 71 and proceed north through Oglesby. Turneast at Jonesville and continue along Illinois 71 to Illinois 178and turn left. The park entrance is on the right, 0.75 mi (1.2 km)north of the Illinois 71-178 intersection. Groups of 25 or morepeople must receive permission from the Site Superintendent, Starved Rock State Park, Box 116, Utica, Illinois 61373 (phone 815-667-4726). Starved Rock can be viewed and photographed on the north side of the Illinois River at the Starved Rock Lockand Dam.