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
Stop by Starved Rock Lodge’s East parking lot and have your motorcycle blessed by local clergy in one of two ceremonies. Ceremonies will be held at 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm. The blessings remind us that life is a journey and we need to ask for God’s protection. A great kick-off for biking season! Open to the public. For more information, please call 815-220-7386.
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
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
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
Music and outdoor dining with a great view! Weather permitting, enjoy great music in the great outdoors every Friday and Saturday night from 8-11 pm on our Veranda. The parties start on Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day! It’s the best view in the area with he scenic Illinois River Valley serving up a sunset and panoramic view that is truly photo-worthy! Join us on the Veranda from 8-11 pm.
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
Enjoy an afternoon of art, live music and wine tasting at Starved Rock Lodge’s annual art show & sale. 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 and purchase Read More
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
Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to join the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photo Club will meet once per month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities or meet in a classroom setting to discuss techniques. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality Read More