Wilderness Wednesday at Fox Ridge – “Zentangles” 3pm Learn to turn a “doodle” into a piece of art. Use doodling as a time for meditation, focus & creativity. Join Zentangle artist, Ellen Baranowski for an afternoon learning about the techniques and patterns to turn doodling into a rewarding process. No artistic experience or background is necessary and all ages are welcome. Admission: Voluntary Donation For information call 815-220-7386.
See Saturn as you’ve never seen it before. On Sunday, April 28, 2013, the Chicago Astronomical Society will meet at Starved Rock Lodge (Utica, IL) in the Fox Ridge area to present a program celebrating Saturn in honor of its closest approach to Earth all year long. Solar observation will begin at 3:00 p.m., with special solar viewing equipment. At 3:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a presentation: “Saturn, the Great Ringed Planet” plus Stargazing Tips Read More
Our popular Canal Boat & Trolley Tour begins with a delicious hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge. Next, you’ll board one of our trolleys for a ride through historic downtown Utica and stop at Cattails (where you can shop for unique treasures, wine, gifts and more). Your trolley will then take you on a relaxing ride to LaSalle, where you will board the canal boat. Step back in time, with period-dressed interpreters, on this 1-hour, mule-pulled Read More
Join Falconry expert, Rich Escutia on June 23 at 3pm at Fox Ridge (our outdoor venue at Starved Rock Lodge) as he shares his expertise in falconry. Learn about the types of birds he has studied and meet some of his feathered friends during your visit. This is a free event. Donations are welcome. For more information call 815-220-7386.
SORRY! THIS EVENT has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. SPRING WILDFLOWER WEEKEND at Starved Rock State Park. Volunteers from the Starved Rock Foundation will lead (free) guided hikes in the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage! Hikes depart from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 am & 1:00 pm both days to go in search of the numerous flowers found in the Park. It also should be a good time for waterfalls as well!
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for May 4, 2013 have been canceled. Our first Migratory Bird Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 11am-3pm at Fox Ridge (located under the pines, across from the main Lodge entrance). Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This Read More
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for Friday, May 3 have been canceled. Join us on Saturday May 4 from 11am-3pm for The Migratory Bird Festival at Fox Ridge. Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This event will provide opportunities for Read More
Join us for a family fun event on Sunday-February 2, 2014 presented by Starved Rock Lodge and Free Spirit Siberian Rescue. Outdoor Demos with Sled Dogs at Starved Rock State Park Parking lot west of Visitor Center or at Seawall (location to be determined based on snowfall) 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Indoor Seminars at Starved Rock Lodge (LaSalle Room): 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information on Husky Rescue, visit www.huskyrescue.org
Price: $30.00 per person Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, hot lunch in our rustic main dining room and a guided scenic walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes as the trails are not paved. There is some hiking involved with this tour. Tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Reservations are required for this Read More
Offered: in April & May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket Price: $32 for adults, $27 children (10 and under). Experience the fun of outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will hike to French and St. Louis Canyons as well as Ottawa Canyon. The tour will also include your selection from our SPECIAL LUNCH MENU and a relaxing, historic trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not Read More