Buffalo Rock State Park
Part of Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor

Parks

Park

Place or area set aside for recreation or preservation of a cultural or natural resource and under some form of government administration; not including National or State forests or Reserves.
See also: Dams, Locales, Mines, and Woods
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
41.3269784°, -88.9098008°
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Elevation

545 ft. (166 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Buffalo Rock State Park is covered by the Starved Rock, IL US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Parks

Thornton Park 2.8 mi
Starved Rock State Park 3.1 mi
Rigden Park 3.5 mi
Rigden Park 3.5 mi
Allen Park 3.5 mi

Nearby Cities

Stewardson, IL 143 mi
Cowden, IL 144 mi
Witt, IL 145 mi
Herrick, IL 146 mi
Toledo, IL 146 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Buffalo Rock Mine (historical) Man-made 0.6 mi
Buffalo Rock Land 0.6 mi
Sheehan Island Land 0.7 mi
Lock Number 12 (historical) Man-made 0.9 mi
Twin Bluffs (historical) Man-made 1.0 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is OTTAWA 5 SW which is approximately 1 miles away and has an elevation of 525 feet (20 feet lower than Buffalo Rock State Park). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 1.45" 30.5° 12.2°
February 1.32" 36.4° 17.5°
March 2.60" 48.6° 28.6°
April 3.44" 61.8° 38.7°
May 4.00" 73.1° 49.6°
June 4.13" 82.0° 59.3°
July 3.64" 84.9° 63.4°
August 3.78" 83.2° 61.3°
September 3.50" 76.9° 52.8°
October 2.59" 65.4° 40.9°
November 2.95" 49.0° 29.7°
December 2.27" 35.8° 18.2°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 61% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 72% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 50% of other locations on record.