Starved Rock State Park has been a popular destination for generations of visitors. This survey is designed to help plan for the park's future. If you have visited Starved Rock, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on what facilities, activities and services the park should provide, where improvements are desired, and who is visiting the park.   If you have not visited Starved Rock, thank you for your interest and please do not participate in the survey until after visiting the park.

While the survey is anonymous, all survey participants wishing to be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay and $100 gift card from Starved Rock Lodge can provide their name and contact information at the end of the survey. The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

When was your most recent visit to Starved Rock State Park?

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* 1. When was your most recent visit to Starved Rock State Park?

On what day(s) of the week was your most recent visit (check all that apply)

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* 2. On what day(s) of the week was your most recent visit (check all that apply)

In what ZIP code is your home located? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 00544 or 94305)

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* 3. In what ZIP code is your home located? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 00544 or 94305)

How many people, including yourself, came in your vehicle on your most recent visit?

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* 4. How many people, including yourself, came in your vehicle on your most recent visit?

What was your main reason for visiting?

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* 5. What was your main reason for visiting?

What activities did you or members of your group participate in on your most recent visit (check all that apply)?

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* 6. What activities did you or members of your group participate in on your most recent visit (check all that apply)?

Of the areas you visited, how satisfied were you with each of the following at Starved Rock State Park?

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* 7. Of the areas you visited, how satisfied were you with each of the following at Starved Rock State Park?

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied Did Not Visit
picnic areas
hiking trails
boating facilities
lodge restaurants
visitor center   
informational exhibits
campground
cabins
lodge rooms
lodge programs/activities
How do you rate Starved Rock State Park on each of the following?

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* 8. How do you rate Starved Rock State Park on each of the following?

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied Don't Know/Did Not Use
free of litter and trash
clean restrooms
enough restrooms
upkeep of park facilities
adequate parking
helpful staff
caring for natural resources
caring for historical resources
information and direction signs
accessible for those with limited mobility
educational opportunities
feeling safe
food options
Do you think any of the following are significant problems facing the park (check all that apply)?

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* 9. Do you think any of the following are significant problems facing the park (check all that apply)?

If you have observed problems, what suggestions do you have to address them?

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* 10. If you have observed problems, what suggestions do you have to address them?

Improvements have been suggested to better serve the growing number of park visitors.  Funding for these improvements is limited.  Which of the following improvements do you think are critical to fund in some way?

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* 11. Improvements have been suggested to better serve the growing number of park visitors.  Funding for these improvements is limited.  Which of the following improvements do you think are critical to fund in some way?

Several ideas are being considered to reduce crowding in the park and provide funds for improvements. What are your feelings on the following suggestions regarding Starved Rock State Park? Please indicate how you feel and whether how often you visit the park would be affected.

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* 12. Several ideas are being considered to reduce crowding in the park and provide funds for improvements. What are your feelings on the following suggestions regarding Starved Rock State Park? Please indicate how you feel and whether how often you visit the park would be affected.

   Strongly support Somewhat support Opposed No opinion I would visit more often I would visit less often Would not affect how often I visit
Entry fee per person
Parking fee per vehicle
Reservation system that guarantees entry or parking
Limiting the number of people entering the park
Ability to purchase an annual pass to guarantee entry and parking
Limiting the number of people on certain trails at a time
If there was an entry or parking fee, what is the highest amount would you be willing to pay?

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* 13. If there was an entry or parking fee, what is the highest amount would you be willing to pay?

Do you know about the dining options inside Starved Rock Lodge?

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* 14. Do you know about the dining options inside Starved Rock Lodge?

What purchases did you make inside the park on your most recent visit (check all that apply)

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* 15. What purchases did you make inside the park on your most recent visit (check all that apply)

Was there anything you would have purchased if it had been available, but it was not?

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* 16. Was there anything you would have purchased if it had been available, but it was not?

Did you spend any money in the area, outside of the park?

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* 17. Did you spend any money in the area, outside of the park?

About how much did your group spend on all purchases inside and outside the park on this trip?

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* 18. About how much did your group spend on all purchases inside and outside the park on this trip?

How do you get information about Starved Rock State Park and/or Lodge (check all that apply)?

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* 19. How do you get information about Starved Rock State Park and/or Lodge (check all that apply)?

Who was the lead person in deciding to make this trip (indicate gender and age)?

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* 20. Who was the lead person in deciding to make this trip (indicate gender and age)?

Would you recommend Starved Rock State Park to friends or family?

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* 21. Would you recommend Starved Rock State Park to friends or family?

Please indicate how many people in each age group came with you today.  Include yourself.

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* 22. Please indicate how many people in each age group came with you today.  Include yourself.

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 or more
age 0-12 years
13-18 years
19-29 years
30-44 years
45-64 years
65 years or older
How many of the adults in your group are are of each gender?

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* 23. How many of the adults in your group are are of each gender?

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 or more
Male
Female
What is the highest education level completed by anyone in your group?

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* 24. What is the highest education level completed by anyone in your group?

Are any of the adults in your group retired?

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* 25. Are any of the adults in your group retired?

Which category below most closely describes your household income?

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* 26. Which category below most closely describes your household income?

Please indicate the number of people visiting Starved Rock with you that have the following primary racial or ethnic identity.

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* 27. Please indicate the number of people visiting Starved Rock with you that have the following primary racial or ethnic identity.

  1 2 3 4 6 or more
White/ Caucasion
Black/African American
Latino/Hispanic
Asian/Pacific Islander
American Indian/Native American
What languages are spoken regularly in your home (check all that apply)?

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* 28. What languages are spoken regularly in your home (check all that apply)?

Did you stay overnight on your most recent visit to Starved Rock?

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* 29. Did you stay overnight on your most recent visit to Starved Rock?

If you stayed overnight, how would you rate your accommodations?

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* 30. If you stayed overnight, how would you rate your accommodations?

  Excellent Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Don't know/did not use
location
good dollar value 
room features
food options
lodging property amenities (pool, lounge or common area, game room, gym, etc.)
ambience or style of the property
staff
Would you consider staying in a hotel room in Starved Rock Lodge on a future visit (choose one answer)?

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* 31. Would you consider staying in a hotel room in Starved Rock Lodge on a future visit (choose one answer)?

Thank you for participating in the survey. If you would like to be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay and $100 gift card from Starved Rock Lodge, please provide your contact information below.

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* 32. Thank you for participating in the survey. If you would like to be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay and $100 gift card from Starved Rock Lodge, please provide your contact information below.

How did you learn about this survey?

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* 33. How did you learn about this survey?

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