2015 Hunting Dates

The firearm deer seasons are fast approaching. We have been given the dates for this season and would like to pass it on to you in case you need to make any adjustments to your upcoming stay. Starved Rock hiking trails, Ottawa Canyon, Council Overhang, Kaskaskia Canyon and Illinois Canyon trails located to the EAST end of the park will be closed. Hiking trails in Starved Rock from St. Louis Canyon to Hennepin Canyon will Read More

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Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs

Start your Starved Rock adventure out at Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs. Located in the Visitor Center, Trailheads offers sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, Artisan Ice Cream, pretzels and nachos, plus gifts and great souvenirs. We also have a wide selection of Starved Rock hoodies, baseball hats and T-shirts for outdoor lovers of all ages. Check out our selection of  walking sticks, rain gear, water bottles, coffee mugs and more! Browse our assortment of jewelry, clothing, books Read More



A healing massage can soothe your body, mind and soul. Getting a massage just feels amazing. You can feel the tension literally being worked out of your muscles. The pressure from a therapist’s hand movements comes into play again, improving your circulation. Sound good?  You don’t have to be a guest at Starved Rock Lodge to schedule a massage, but it’s better if you are! Enjoy a relaxing massage in a quiet cabin with soft, Read More


Shopping at Starved Rock

Shopping at Starved Rock is one of our guest’s favorite things to do after an adventurous visit to the park! Starved Rock Gift Shop Located in the heart of historic Starved Rock Lodge. You’ll be surprised by the wide selection of eagle watching souvenirs, toys, books, ladies’ fashion and accessories, coats, shoes, jewelry and handbags. We also have the best Starved Rock souvenirs, hoodies and T-shirts, too! Starved Rock Café Located just off the hotel lobby in Read More



“We’re like the History Channel meets National Geographic!” Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is the best getaway in Illinois. If you enjoy outdoor adventures, hiking, history and architectural landmarks, you have come to the right place. We offer guided hikes year ’round so plan a trip in the spring, summer, fall or winter! Whether you’re hiking in the rain, sunshine, falling leaves or snow – you’re sure to see breathtaking Read More