Winter Wilderness Weekend 2015

Sunday January 19th, 2014



Two to four free guided hikes to see the spectacular ice falls of Starved Rock! Enjoy bald eagle viewing and the geology of Starved Rock. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Scopes are available on top of Starved Rock for optimum viewing. No reservations are necessary.

Guided Hikes from the Lodge are $12 per person (offered Saturday and Sunday). Reservations are required for this hike. 

Join us for a guided hike in winter where you’ll most likely see amazing frozen waterfalls. It’s a great chance to also see  American Bald Eagles! Hike runs from the 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 the best view of the majestic Eagles.  The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper shoes/boots. In the event of ice and snow, we advise Yaktrax for extra traction.  Hike will be about 4.5 miles round trip. Remember to bring your binoculars and cameras.  Included is: homemade granola bar, bottled water, “Starved Rock” backpack and voucher for small hot chocolate or coffee in our Cafe upon your return. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited.  For more information or to reserve tickets call us at 815-220-7386.