Starved Rock Lodge is the only lodging facility in Starved Rock State Park. The Lodge & Park are located east of the intersection of Routes 178 & 71 near Utica, IL. Our GPS address is: 2668 East 873rd Road, Oglesby, IL 61348. Directions from Interstate 80 (Exit 81): travel south on Highway 178, approximately 3 miles through the Village of North Utica, over the Illinois River bridge. Take the first left into the park Follow the DNR signs to the Lodge.
Take the Route 178 (UTICA) exit and head south through the Village of North Utica. Stay on Route 178 over the Illinois River.
Take the Route 71 exit and follow Route 71 through Oglesby. Be sure to follow the signs leading you to the park. The entrance is approx. 1 mile east of the intersection of Routes 178 & 71 on the north side of the road.
Starved Rock State Park and Lodge are located south of the Illinois River. If you enter the park from IL Highway 178, the Lodge is at the top of the hill after you pass the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center. If you enter the park from Route 71, take the entrance road about 3/4 mile. Turn right to enter the Lodge parking lots. You’ll see our pioneer cabins first and then the Lodge’s Main steps. The Hotel entrance is just beyond that. The Hotel parking lot is on the west side of the building (near the pool complex).