Why Choose Starved Rock for Spring Break

March 11, 2022

Gas prices are on the rise. Inflation is all around us. This makes it harder to find a great getaway for Spring Break. Starved Rock State Park & Lodge is the answer. Here are the Top 10 Reasons to spend this special time with us:

  1. A getaway that’s close to home but worlds away is just what parents are looking for this year. Starved Rock is a one-tank destination located less than 90 minutes from most Chicagoland locations.
  2. Free parking for hotel guests means you’ll be just steps away from the trailheads which lead to amazing places like Council Overhang, Lover’s Leap and Eagle Cliff. You can hike 13 miles of scenic trails.
  3. Waterfalls. Head to French, Wildcat, Ottawa, LaSalle or St. Louis Canyon to see the waterfalls come to life and the forest blossom into bloom.
  4. Wildflowers. There are hundreds of wildflowers that bloom at Starved Rock between March and October. Pick up a “Wildflowers of the Midwest” guide book in our Gift Shop.
  5. An Indoor Pool Complex means you can let your imagine run wild as you play games in the warmth of our 20’x 40’ indoor pool. Grown-ups love the hot tub and saunas. Toddlers love the shallow-depth, gated pool that’s only 1’ deep. Best of all, everyone in your group can have fun together all in the same place.
  6. You can relax in the Great Hall, on the Veranda or on any of the benches around the property. From the serenity of the West Shelter to the panoramic view from the East end of the Veranda, you’ll find places to reconnect with nature and get away from the computer.
  7. Free Wi-Fi is available if you can’t or don’t want to completely disconnect from your online world.
  8. Quality family time. Whether you choose to watch a DVD or play a board game, it’s all about the special time you’ll have creating lasting memories within your family or friends group.
  9. Fun activities are offered by Starved Rock Lodge. Choose to go on a guided hike or a Waterfall & Canyon Tour. Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, the trolley is the best way to learn about the rich history of Starved Rock and the surrounding area.
  10. Creating a tradition. Once you come here, we hope you’ll want to come back again and again. Maybe you’ll want to soak up the summer sun, see fall colors arrive or attend a wedding. We want to be your go-to-place for fun.

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