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, ball caps 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 and Read More
Valley Carvers 25th Annual Woodcarving Expo. Free Admission. See the exquisite craftsmanship of carvers from throughout the Midwest. A wide variety of woodcarvings will be on display and available for purchase. Meet the artists and see who won blue ribbons on their carvings.Raffles of woodcarvings by local artists & other items. For more information, please contact Bob Willis at (815) 634-3086 or Jim Wall (Box 61, RR#1, Granville, IL 61326. Phone: (815) 339-2163.
“Romance in the Park” Bridal Show. Guests are invited to tour the Lodge, sample cake & Starved Rock Cuisine, listen to DJ’s, chat with photographers, meet with florists & more! Open to the public. Admission is FREE! Show will be in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room.
Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well, now you can do it in one day. Each year, we offer MegaHikes in the spring and in the fall. Hikesr leave the Lodge at 8:30a.m. & 9:00a.m. both days. Expected time for lunch is 1:00 & 2:00. Finish times are approximately 4:30 & 5:00 p.m. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east Read More
Shopping at Starved Rock Lodge & Starved Rock Marketplace is one of our guest’s favorite things to do, after hiking! Located near and in Utica, Illinois (near the intersection of I-80 and I-39). The Starved Rock Gift Shop (located in historic Starved Rock Lodge) will surprise you with its selection EAGLE WATCHING SOUVENIRS, ladies’ coats, shoes, jewelry and handbags. We also have the best Starved Rock souvenirs, hoodies and T-shirts, too. Forget something? Travel supplies are Read More
Our indoor pool complex is open year ’round! Enjoy the hot tub, two saunas and a gated, children’s pool…all under one roof. Just outside the west doors is our pool patio where you can relax under the pines and read your favorite book!
In 1835, Daniel Hitt purchased the land that is today occupied by Starved Rock State Park from the United States Government, as compensation for his tenure in the U.S. Army. He sold the land in 1890 to Ferdinand Walther for $15,000. Recognizing the potential for developing the land as a resort, Walther constructed the Starved Rock Hotel and a natural pool near the base of Starved Rock, as well as a concession stand and dance Read More