April 4 & 5, 2014 is the annual “Retreat to the “Rock”. This event was founded in 1989 by Roseann Rossi and Pat Picco, two Christian women in the Illinois Valley who had a desire to use our beautiful Starved Rock State Park for the glory of God. They invited several women from various Christian churches to pray for guidance, and come to meetings in their homes if they felt led to be involved in Read More
On Sunday, September 14 at 6:30pm, the public is invited to attend a drum circle lead by Dave Peterson. Join us at 6:30pm at Fox Ridge for this soul-stirring event meant to welcome Autumn to the Illinois Valley! There will be plenty of drums for all. Explore the “roots of rhythm” and learn to play the West African djembe, the ashiko, and dundunba. Dave and friends will even integrate some non-percussion instruments into the music! Read More
Head out to Starved Rock State Park’s Visitor Center on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30am for an early morning bird hike to the top of Starved Rock and along the Campanula Trail. We will seek out our resident birds and greet our spring migrators. Meet in the Starved Rock Visitor Center lobby at 7:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. No binoculars? No problem! We’ll loan you a pair! Remember, hike will Read More
Our Spring Mega Hikes will take place on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. Our Fall Mega Hikes will take place on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well, now you can do it in one day! The MegaHike is an adventure you’ll treasure for years to come. There are two departure times, hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30 a.m. and Read More
What a night for Leinenkugel lovers! Everything on the menu at our Leinie Dinner (November 7, 2014) is made with Leinenkugel beers, from appetizers to dessert. In addition to the historic atmosphere of Starved Rock Lodge and great food, guests enjoy the chance to win prizes! Just ask Dick and John! Plus, we’ll have Leinenkugel Beer-inspired Ice Cream, made right here at the Lodge. Click here to see the menu. Ticket are $50 per person Read More
Starved Rock is more than just a great State Park, the Lodge and Park offer a variety of special events to enhance a guest’s experience. These events range from Teddy Bear Tea’s for the children, to musical Tribute to the Stars shows for the older crowd. If you’re looking for educational activities we’ve got ‘em, if you’re looking for memorable events that touch your heart, we have that too. As much as Starved Rock makes Read More
Phone: 815-220-7320 GIFT SHOP HOURS Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm The Starved Rock Gift Shop is located just off the Great Hall near the Main Dining Room.We have a great selection of sweatshirts, jewelry, gifts, coats, as well as toys, books and trinkets for the kids.
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.
Starved Rock State Park & Lodge is the best getaway in Illinois if you enjoy outdoor adventure, history, great architecture and fun! Guided hikes, trolley tours, shopping, special events, educational programs, park activities & much more are offered year ’round. Bring your camera. Don’t miss our upcoming Owl Prowl Weekend in March! CLICK HERE TO SEE Upcoming Events CLICK HERE to learn more about Starved Rock State Park & the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Read More