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Take a Hike & Lunch

11am-2pm. $18 per person Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone.  Waterfalls are a good possibility in the Spring and early Summer as they are seasonal.  The guide will tell the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales and truths.  The hike is considered strenuous as there are many stair and uneven terrain. Please Read More

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Take a Hike & Lunch

Saturday & Sundays. 11am-2pm. $18 per person Participants meet in the hotel main lobby of the Lodge to pick up a lunch and a “Starved Rock” backpack. Hikers will stop for lunch once they reach a Canyon. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00pm. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hike will be around 4.5 miles round trip. This hike is classified as strenuous. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or Read More

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Hike-A-Palooza 2015

This three day adventure will be approximately 35 miles total. You can purchase each day individually, 3 day package $120.00, or as an overnight package $320.00 single and $440.00 double occupancy. Call 815-220-7386 to make a reservation. Day 1 Buffalo Rock, I & M Canal 4:00p.m.- 10:00p.m. $35.00 You will travel to Buffalo Rock State Park via the Starved Rock Trolley and see the Effigy Tumuli. At this park we also will see the buffalo Read More

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Winter Guided Hike

Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles from the Lodge to LaSalle Canyon. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack. After leaving LaSalle Canyon, the hike continues to Eagles Cliff and Lovers Leap for the best view of the majestic Eagles. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather Read More

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Guided Winter Hike

Guided Winter Hikes are offered every Saturday & Sunday from December-March. Hikes run from 11:00-2:00 pm. Price: $12 per person. Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of seeing frozen waterfalls & Bald Eagles in flight!  We’ll hike from Starved Rock Lodge to LaSalle Canyon.  Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack.  After leaving LaSalle Canyon, the hike continues to Eagle Cliff and Lover’s Leap for Read More

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Winter Wilderness Weekend 2015

Two to four free guided hikes to see the spectacular ice falls of Starved Rock! Enjoy bald eagle viewing and the geology of Starved Rock. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Scopes are available on top of Starved Rock for optimum viewing. No reservations are necessary. Guided Hikes from the Lodge are $12 per person (offered Saturday and Sunday). Reservations are required for this hike.  Join us for a guided Read More

AMAZING RACE WINNERS 2014

The Amazing Race Starved Rock Lodge Style 2015

Spend an exciting day solving devious puzzles each step of the way and getting 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

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Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Hepatica, Bellwort, and Violets, oh my!   Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock State Park.  Join the Starved Rock guides as they hike to overlooks and canyons throughout the park identifying wildflowers and discussing Native American uses of those wildflowers.  Learn all about the history and geology of the park!  If conditions permit, sparkling waterfalls will flow in canyons.  Guided hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. & Read More

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Guided Winter Hikes from Starved Rock Lodge

There’s no better way to see the Winter Wonderland at Starved Rock than with a guided, Winter Hike. Offered every Saturday and Sunday from December through March, the hike is about 4.5 miles round trip. These hikes depart from the Lodge (Hotel Lobby) at 11:00 a.m. and returns to the Lodge at approximately 2:00 p.m.  Some of the amazing thing’s you’ll see (if cold temperatures allow) are frozen waterfalls and American Bald  Eagles in flight. When conditions Read More

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Walkers’ Club

Weekly, guided hike through Starved Rock State Park (and sometimes visiting nearby Matthiessen State Park). Hike departs at 9:oo a.m. every Thursday morning, year round from the lobby of the Lodge. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes vary each week and over a 3-month period, the group will see the entire park. So, over the course of a year, the Walker’s Club sees each part of the park in each season Read More