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Starved Rock State Park is one of the best destinations for hiking in the Midwest. We know that our guests love to come here to see the natural beauty of the park, but there’s so much more to see and do. If you’ve never been here before, we suggest a guided hike and a Historic Trolley Tour. We other seasonal Trolley Tours, musical tribute shows and many fun activities and events, many of which are free of charge. Starved Rock Lodge and State Park attracts over two million visitors each year. Come and explore this jewel in the crown of LaSalle County!


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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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March:  Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm April & May: Saturday 3-4:30 & Sunday 12-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 June-October: Monday-Saturday 3-4:30 pm, Sundays 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 November-December: Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. April Tours Saturday April 18 @ 3pm Sunday April 19 @ 12pm Sunday April 19 @ 130pm Sunday April 19 @…Read more

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park?  Well now you can do it in one day.  Hikes 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 & 5:00p.m.  You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek.  Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed performance T-shirt.  $37.00 per person.  Reservations a must.  For more information and to make a reservation please call 815-220-7386. Saturday April 25, 2015 at 8:30 am Saturday April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am Saturday April…Read more

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Offered: in April & May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket Price: $32 for adults, $27 children (10 and under). Mondays:  11am-3pm. Saturdays:  9am-1pm & 11am-3pm Experience the fun of outdoors adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will plan to visit French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. The tour will also include hot lunch in The Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. The 11:00 tour begins with lunch in our dining room followed by the tour and the 9:00 tour will begin with the tour and conclude with lunch. This is a walking tour and not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Waterfalls cannot be guaranteed on this tour. For more information…Read more

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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4th Saturday of each month. 9am-Starved Rock Lodge Parking Lot Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photography Club will meet each month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality nature and wildlife photos. We will meet the 4th Saturday of every month at 9am in the back of the Large Parking Lot at Starved Rock Lodge. All meetings will consist of a hike to an area of either Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State…Read more

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock. Guided hikes leave from the visitor center at 9:00am & 1:00pm each day. Hikes are free!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Saturday & Sundays. 11am-2pm. $18 per person Participants meet in the hotel main lobby of the Lodge to pick up a lunch and a “Starved Rock” backpack. Hikers will stop for lunch once they reach a Canyon. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00pm. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hike will be around 4.5 miles round trip. This hike is classified as strenuous. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and a bottle of water. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386 Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable…Read more

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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March:  Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm April & May: Saturday 3-4:30 & Sunday 12-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 June-October: Monday-Saturday 3-4:30 pm, Sundays 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 November-December: Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. April Tours Saturday April 18 @ 3pm Sunday April 19 @ 12pm Sunday April 19 @ 130pm Sunday April 19 @…Read more

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park?  Well now you can do it in one day.  Hikes 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 & 5:00p.m.  You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek.  Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed performance T-shirt.  $37.00 per person.  Reservations a must.  For more information and to make a reservation please call 815-220-7386. Saturday April 25, 2015 at 8:30 am Saturday April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am Saturday April…Read more

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock. Guided hikes leave from the visitor center at 9:00am & 1:00pm each day. Hikes are free!

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Our delicious buffet is served every Sunday from 10 :30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in The Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge. Click here to see our Brunch Menu Prices: Adults: $15. 95 Children under age 10:  1/2 price Children age 3 and under: Free Reservations are necessary for all holiday buffets. To contact the Hostess, please call (815) 220-7321.