March 9th – A Winter at Starved Rock 1687-1688 Mark Walczynski, local author and Starved Rock Foundation Historian, will examine life at Fort St. Louis, relations with regional Indian tribes, and events that occurred in the Starved Rock area during the winter of 1687-1688. Program will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Program will last one hour and is free! For more information call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815-667-4726. Read More
SORRY! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER. Join Peaches the Skunk and her Furry Friends for a fun afternoon in the Great Hall. Deb Moreland returns to Starved Rock Lodge to share her extensive collection of animals including tortoises, a long haired rabbit, white tailed deer and more. This event is free. Donations are welcome to help continue to bring quality programming to Starved Rock Lodge.
Starved Rock is more than just a great State Park, the Lodge and Park offer a variety of special events to enhance a guest’s experience. These events range from Teddy Bear Tea’s for the children, to musical Tribute to the Stars shows for the older crowd. If you’re looking for educational activities we’ve got ‘em, if you’re looking for memorable events that touch your heart, we have that too. As much as Starved Rock makes 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 7:00 pm. Come and sit around the 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
HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS Offered: March – December MARCH: Saturdays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm APRIL & MAY: Saturdays - 3:00pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm JUNE – OCTOBER Tuesday – 3:00pm Thursday – 3:00pm Saturday – 3:00pm Sunday – 12:00pm & 1:30pm Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 Board a Starved Rock Trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge for our most popular tour! Enjoy Read More
Hey kids! Looking for fun and facts to help plan your visit to Starved Rock State Park? You have come to the right place. Explore our fun online resources & get to Starved Rock for endless activities & Educational Programs. The information below is provided thanks to the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. UPCOMING EVENTS Search for Read More