Starved Rock State Park’s La Salle Canyon will be featured on a US stamp.
A park official shared Tuesday that Canyon Falls “made the cut” because it was named one of 12 American waterfalls to appear on a new series of stamps.
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday unveiled a number of stamps it will issue in 2023. A series of stamps featuring endangered species, train stations, winter woodland animals, tulip flowers and more will focus on America’s waterfalls.
A publication date has not been disclosed.
“The 2023 Stamp Program features a wide range of themes and designs,” said William Gicker, USPS Director of Stamp Services. “These miniature works of art highlight our unique American culture and offer a wide range of options for those who want to collect stamps or send mail nationally and globally.”
La Salle Canyon and the State Park’s waterfalls are considered one of Starved Rock’s top attractions. Park officials post regular updates on Facebook for visitors on the condition of the falls.
“Among nature’s most beautiful wonders, waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes, from gentle cascades to powerful cataracts,” the U.S. Postal Service said on its website. Celebrating the diversity and beauty of waterfalls, each stamp features the name of the falls and a photo of the state Art Director Greg Breeding used existing photos to design the stamps and panes. “
The hike to La Salle Canyon is approximately 2.6 miles from the Parkman’s Plain parking lot off Route 71.
La Salle Canyon Waterfalls flow almost year-round. While many Starved Rock waterfalls are highly seasonal and dependent on rainfall, La Salle Canyon has at least a trickle of water most of the year. Beautiful ice waterfalls usually form in the canyon during the winter months.