Rock river illinois map. We are located in the heart of the beautiful starved rock area directly across the illinois river from starved rock state park. Rich with history and beauty starved rocks hiking trails meander through towering trees and scenic overlooks along the illinois river. Starved rock marina is an authorized boat dealer that specializes in used boats repairs dockage storage and supplies. Average transit times from new orleans days birmingham al.
Share starved rock state park seasonal waterfalls awe inspiring bluffs and rugged canyons dominate the storied landscape at starved rock. The ohio river scenic byway showcases the very best of southern illinois its monumental history natural and scenic splendor heartland farming and warm and welcoming peopleall within the realm of one of the nations greatest rivers. The illinois river is formed at the junction of the kankakee and des plaines rivers and runs 273 miles west southwest and south to enter the mississippi 14 miles up stream of alton. As travelers make their way down the great river road along illinois western border they are presented with countless opportunities for bluff top views and magnificent views of the riverbanks.
You will know it the minute you enter the park as you wind your car through the towering trees. The river drains a large section of central illinois with a drainage basin of 287566 square miles 74479 km 2. Starved rock park is a world apart from anything else in illinois. National weather service advanced hydrologic prediction service ahps.