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Discover LaSalle County's history, and write your own.


Starved Rock

State Park

5,492 Acres

Starved Rock State Park. located along the Illinois River in La Salle County is one of Illinois'​ most beautiful destinations. The park's 18 canyons feature vertical walls of moss-covered stone formed by glacial meltwater that slice dramatically through tree-covered sandstone bluffs.  More than 13 miles of trails allow access to waterfalls, sandstone overhangs, and spectacular overlooks. Lush vegetation supports abundant wildlife, while oak, cedar and pine grow on drier, sandy bluff tops.   

*Hiking *Boating *Fishing *Camping *Tours *Shopping *Museum *Food *Cabin Rentals *Lodging *Brunch *Horseback Riding *Kayaking *Historic Sites *Nature *Trolley Tours

People near the water - Bridge - Matthie


State Park

1,938 Acres

Canyons, streams, prairie and forest combine to delight visitors at Matthiessen State Park. Located in central LaSalle County, approximately 4 miles south of Utica and 3 miles east of Oglesby, Matthiessen is a paradise for those interested in geology, as well as recreation. Visitors can expect to see beautiful rock formations in addition to unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. All of this, along with park and picnic facilities, make Matthiessen State Park a popular choice for an outing. The park is named for Frederick William Matthiessen, a prominent industrialist and philanthropist from LaSalle.

*Picnicing *Horesback Riding *Fishing *Camping *Historic Sites *Archery Range *Cross Country *Skiing *Equestrian Trails *Geocaching *Hiking Trails *Hunting *Mountain Bike Trails *Sunflower Field *Adventure *Natural Waterfalls *Flora & Fauna


Buffalo Rock

State Park

298 Acres

Buffalo Rock State Park is located on a bluff which once was an island in the Illinois River. The park stands majestically on the north bank, and affords a magnificent, sweeping view of the Illinois River. Located approximately 3 miles west of Ottawa in LaSalle County, it is a nature lovers delight. The area of Buffalo Rock was once the home of the Illinois Indians when Louis Jolliet, a French explorer, and a Jesuit missionary priest named Father Jacques Marquette made their trip up the Illinois River in 1673.

*Camping *Bike Trails *Skiing *Cross Country *Geocaching *Hunting *Picnicking *Effigy Tumuli *Walking Trails *Playground *Horseshoes *Baseball Diamond


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& More

There are so many attractions in this area that it's impossible to experience them all in one visit to LaSalle County, Illinois.

*4 State Parks *Museums *Mansion Tours *Outdoor Adventure *Historical Sites *Fantastic Shopping *Local Dining *Unique Lodging *Conference Centers

*History Tours *LIVE Music Venues *Wineries/Breweries *Indoor Waterparks  

Below is a list of recommended local sites and experiences. We recognize these local businesses as reputable, and are proud to say they are a part of our community. A variety of local "treasures" await you....

(click on any link below for more information about the individual site)


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