Named after an Illinois governor, the William G. Stratton State Park was developed in 1959 to provide boat access to the Illinois River. Any one of four public boat launching ramps will provide your start to an afternoon of boating, fishing or water-skiing. A jet ski launching area is located a short distance to the east of the boat ramps.
If you are a boater or just enjoy watching, picnic tables and benches are provided for a relaxing afternoon along the waters edge. Drinking water and restroom facilities are located near the launching area. The ample parking area can accommodate over a hundred vehicles with boat trailers.
The Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail provides a natural northern boundary for the William G. Stratton State Park. Sixty-one miles of limestone screened trail can be enjoyed by hikers, bicyclists, nature lovers and snowmobilers.
Relax in the rustic beauty and comfort of Starved Rock Lodge, Cabins and Starved Rock Inn. The historic Lodge has 69 guest rooms, which include three bay-window rooms, plus cabins nestled in the woods. Fireplaces can be found in four of the eight sunset cabins near the pool area...
Within a 10 minute drive from Starved Rock and even closer to Matthiessen State Parks you will find a gorgeous, tranquil property with spacious cabins on 50 wooded acres. All with full kitchens and outdoor fire pits. 3 dog friendly.
Located in Morris, follow Rte. 47 to Illinois Ave. and turn west. Proceed on Illinois Ave. to Calhoun St. and turn left. Crossing over the Illinois & Michigan Canal turn left on Griggs St. and proceed straight to William G. Stratton State Park.