Illinois is home to the #1 state park in the Midwest Region. Starved Rock in Oglesby, Illinois is a fascinating hike, but from a kayak, the views are even better.

Starved Rock state park is about to give you a perfect reason to visit. Beginning May 1 and continuing through October, the park will be providing us with even more beautiful views. If you've ever hiked this park, you already know how breathtaking the park is, now we get to see something no hike has ever shown us.

Jump into a kayak and enjoy a guided tour through the deep water canyons and those iconic sandstone bluffs. The two-and-a-half-hour roundtrip tour is just the kind of day trip a warm Saturday was made for.

The cost for the Starved Rock guided kayak tour is reasonably priced, too:

  • Double (tandem kayak) $49 per adult $39 per child (12 and under)
  • 3rd person in tandem $10 (must be under 60lbs.)
  • Age 11 and below must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) in the same boat
  • Single Kayak $69
  • BYOBoat $39

Here are the dates available for booking you Starved Rock kayak tour:

  • The tours are on Saturdays only
  • Tours begin May 1
  • Tours end October 23
  • All tours are 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Are you ready for some new fun? Space is limited so don't wait too long to book your trip. For more details and to book your tour, click HERE. Be sure to also visit Kayak Starved Rock on Facebook to see pictures of what you'll see on your tour.

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