“Dollar-a-Day Boys” was the nickname for workers in the CCC. Don’t miss “Stories & Songs of the CCC” with Bill Jamerson on Sunday, October 6 at Fox Ridge. Two performances: 11am & 2pm. Historian and documentary filmmaker Bill Jamerson will perform stories and songs sharing the history of the Civilan Conservation Corps and its importance to Staved Rock State Park. This is a free event.
Join Falconry expert, Rich Escutia on June 23 at 3pm at Fox Ridge (our outdoor venue at Starved Rock Lodge) as he shares his expertise in falconry. Learn about the types of birds he has studied and meet some of his feathered friends during your visit. This is a free event. Donations are welcome. For more information call 815-220-7386.
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for May 4, 2013 have been canceled. Our first Migratory Bird Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 11am-3pm at Fox Ridge (located under the pines, across from the main Lodge entrance). Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This Read More
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for Friday, May 3 have been canceled. Join us on Saturday May 4 from 11am-3pm for The Migratory Bird Festival at Fox Ridge. Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This event will provide opportunities for Read More
Join us for an Autumn Drum Circle at Fox Ridge on Sunday, September 22. 2013 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. We’re celebrating the Autumnal Equinox at Starved Rock Lodge. Dave Peterson will lead the Drum Circle. There will be plenty of drums for all, so you can feel free to join in the music making. Explore the “roots of rhythm” and give the West African djembe, the ashiko, and the dundunba at try. Celebrate in community through the Read More
Sponsored by the Starved Rock Foundation, Sunday Programs are offered from January 1-April 28, 2013. Click here to see the complete schedule. Most programs start at 2:00 p.m. Other events sponsored by the Foundation are: All About Beekeeping (April 14 at 2pm) Spring Wildflowers (April 21 at 2pm) Spring Wildflower Weekend (April 27 & 28 with guided hikes at 9 am and 1 pm both days) The Starved Rock Foundation makes a difference at the Read More
Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to join the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photo Club will meet each month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality nature & wildlife photos.We will meet the 4th Saturday of every Read More
Volunteers from the Chicago Astronomical Society and other astronomy clubs are setting up their telescopes at Starved Rock State Park to share celestial views with the public for this FREE STAR PARTY. October 20th is National Astronomy Day and also happens to be the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower. Free telescope viewing on Friday and Saturday nights at the Starved Rock Youth Group Campsite. Free talks and solar scope viewing at the Starved Rock Read More
Many different storytelling events are held under the serenity of the pines at Fox Ridge, our outdoor education & entertainment venue, across from the main doors of the Lodge. Campfire Stories are every Saturday night from July through October. Storytime starts at 7 pm. Come and sit around a campfire and share your own stories as well as listen to stories told by professionals. Don’t worry about the snacks, popcorn and supplies for s’mores will Read More
Wilderness Wednesdays are environmental awareness workshops for guests of all ages that will take place in our outdoor education venue, Fox Ridge. These events will be held on Wednesdays at 3pm from June 5 to August 28, 2013. A Wide range of topics will be highlighted including birds, butterflies, plant & geology. Included in each workshop will be many interactive experiences and most likely, a make-and-take project for participants. Admission: Voluntary donation 2013 Wilderness Wednesday Read More