Take a camping trip to Starved Rock State Park.
Starved Rock State Park is located off of Interstate 39, southwest of Chicago, Illinois. This is the second state park in the state, and it was established as a state park in 1911. It features 18 sandstone canyons, natural waterfalls, and luscious forests. Popular activities that visitors like to do here include hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, kayaking, and observing wildlife. Guests can make camping reservations up to 6 months in advance. Regular campsites cost $25 per night, but they are priced higher during holiday weekends. Each site has one cement pad that can accommodate a camper or RV, plus enough room for two tents.
This state park is open daily from 6:30 am to sunset. The park visitor center is open daily from April to November from 9 am to 4 pm and has limited hours during the off-season. If you love exploring the outdoors, Starved Rock State Park is worth your while to visit if you're traveling near Chicago.