Starved Rock & Tangled Roots Clean Up Day

Members from Tangled Roots and Starved Rock Lodge have team up to do a community clean up day. We will meet at the French Canyon trailhead on Tuesday, September 5th at 4pm. Volunteers can pick up trash bags, gloves and trash pickers at the trailhead from 4pm until 5pm. The volunteers can bring the filled bag to The Veranda after 5pm to receive a special Thank You gift from the Lodge and Tangled Roots.

The First Course Tour

The First Course Tour Wednesdays at 6pm $20/person Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check-in and a beverage of your choice (specially prepared drink menu). Your tour guide will meet you and walk you through the historic Lodge as Read More

Visit a Canyon Tour
(12:30pm Departure)

Visit a Canyon Tour June – September Monday, Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $25/person Monday: 10am – 12:30pm Saturday: 10am -12:30pm, 12:30pm – 3pm Sunday: 10am – 12:30pm Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park’s Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 Read More

Visit a Canyon Tour
(10am Departure)

Visit a Canyon Tour June – September Monday, Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $25/person Monday: 10am – 12:30pm Saturday: 10am -12:30pm, 12:30pm – 3pm Sunday: 10am – 12:30pm Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park’s Visitor Center, the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, a trip through historic downtown Utica and a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon.  The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 Read More

Mid Week Mega Hike

Mid Week Mega Hike November 1 8:30am & 9am Departure Times Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30am & 9am. Expected time for lunch is 1pm & 1:30 pm. Finish times are approximately 4:30pm & 5pm. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the Read More

Yoga & Hiking Day

Yoga and Hiking Day November 12 10:45am – 3pm $25 per person Start the day in the Great Hall with a 75 minute Yoga class with Teresa Colmone. Teresa is a yoga instructor at Tana Yoga studio in LaSalle, Illinois. For Teresa, yoga is one of her passions in life and she approaches class with enthusiasm, humor and joy. “I want my students to feel relaxed and rejuvenated after my class.” Take a half hour Read More

Winter MegaHike

2018 Winter Mega Hike January 20 & 21, 2018 8:30am & 9am Departure Times Join us for the third annual Winter MegaHike. To participate in this event, you MUST have some sort of additional traction for your footwear, such as Yak-trax or Katoohlas. The terrain is expected to be extremely icy. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin Read More

Winter Wilderness Weekend

Join the Starved Rock guides as we hike to see the spectacular ice falls of Starved Rock! Don’t forget your binoculars. We’ll have a chance to do some eagle viewing from the top of Starved Rock.  Learn about the history and geology of the park. Meet at the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Amazing Race Starved Rock Style

Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and get to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more. Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock. Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers. Enjoy a post-race awards ceremony at the finish line. The Amazing Race is fantastic for families, but children under the age of Read More

Owl Prowl 2018

Owl Prowl Weekend March 2, 3 & 4 FRIDAY (March 2) AND SATURDAY (March 3) – Owl Night Walks: $10/adults, $7/children 10 & under Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8pm. Price is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 & under. Everyone should plan on bringing a flashlight Read More