Starved Rock State Park is a great place to go if you want to relax, have a get together, or just hike some trails. Starved Rock is rich in history and offers a wonderful view of the Illinois River. Though it can get crowded, there are many places to enjoy where you can go off on your own. I like to have picnic lunches at Starved Rock when the weather is nice. I don't often eat at the lodge, because it is pricey, but they have great services to offer. You should visit soon!