Bald Eagle Trolley Tours

Bald Eagle Trolley Tours January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday Monday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am Wednesday: Tours begins with lunch at 11am Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch 2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am (Please note: There are NO Tours on Eagle Watch Weekend) Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 10:30am (Please note: There are NO Tours on Eagle Watch Weekend) Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Read More


Sights & Sounds of the River

There’s only ONE chance to enjoy this events. Save the date for July 28! Board the Spirit of Peoria for a rare experience on a genuine paddle wheeler!  Go through the locks twice, enjoy lunch and be entertained with music and river lore.  You will meet at the Starved Rock State Park boat ramp for boarding. Reservations are required. $35 per person. For more information or to book call 815-220-7386. Click here to book Sights & Read More


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

Chuck Wagon & Cowboy Show

  Slide out of the saddle, listen for the clang of the dinner bell and pull up a spoon…Plan for an evening of tasty vittles and ole’ fashioned fun for the family at Starved Rock Lodge’s Chuck Wagon Dinner & Cowboy Show.  You’ll enjoy a hearty western themed chuck wagon supper served outdoors from our very own chuck wagon. The evening continues with cowboy legends, pioneer stories, and rope tricks along with music at the campfire Read More

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Evening Under the Stars – Sky Tour & Astronomy Event

Friday, August 1, 2014 8:30pm-10:00pm Starved Rock State Park Campground *Sponsored by the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, Starved Rock State Park & Twin City Astronomers Enjoy a fun-filled evening exploring the night sky with the Twin City Astronomers Club. This family friendly evening will involve taking a laser-guided sky tour and using telescopes to view planets and other celestial wonders. *Weather Permitting* For more information call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815-667-4906


Sunday Concert with Kevin Kramer

Sunday, June 15 Fox Ridge 3pm Spend your Father’s Day afternoon enjoying live music at Fox Ridge. Feel the cool breezes under the lofty pines of Fox Ridge accompanied by relaxing and entertaining music by local guitarist/vocalist Kevin Kramer. Kevin performs a great combination of covers and original work. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair or take a seat on the benches at Fox Ridge. Don’t forget to stop at the Café located inside Read More

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Art in Motion – Annual Art Show & Sale 2015

Enjoy an afternoon of art, live music and wine tasting at Starved Rock Lodge’s annual art show & sale on Sunday, July 12. Artists representing the Illinois Valley and beyond will share their work as you stroll the beautiful setting of Fox Ridge, just steps away from the Lodge. Many artists will be creating work during the show and items will be available for purchase. The wide array of Starved Rock Wines will be available for tasting Read More


Nature Education Program – Falconry

3pm Fox Ridge Join us at Fox Ridge as Rich Escutia opens our eyes to the art and science of falconry.  Rich will be bringing along his hawks to help inform and demonstrate how these magnificent birds survive. This is a great opportunity to get a little closer to a bird of prey and admire its beauty and skill. Admission: Voluntary Donation


Wilderness Wednesday

Wilderness Wednesday take place every Wednesday at 3pm from June 17 –August 12. Join the fun at FOX RIDGE (located directly across from the main steps of Starved Rock Lodge)! This weekly nature education program is suited for all ages. Each week, a guest presenter will introduce participants to a new nature topic. Topics include bees, geology, insects, snakes, butterflies and more! This is a great opportunity to learn something new about the world around Read More


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