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Starved Rock Lodge has moved to the Bridge Phase of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritkzer’s re-opening plan. Capacity for dining, weddings and meetings is up to 60 people or 60% (whichever is lesser). We are currently adhering to all CDC guidelines regarding face masks and social distancing. Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely spring we’re having. Click here to see all the details from IDPH.

Trolley Tours Available Now

Relax and enjoy one of our various trolley tours! Trolley transportation is included with every tour. It’s the perfect way to learn about the rich history of the Starved Rock area. Reservations are required. Book online or call our Activities Office at (815) 220-7386.

Historic Trolley Tours (currently suspended)

Capacity: 50%

Although Trolley Tours are the perfect way to learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park & Lodge, this tour is currently suspended Due to the impact of COVID-19. We are unable to take our guests to local Visitor Centers at Starved Rock and the Illinois Waterway. We hope they soon reopen on weekends.

  • Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 1:30pm
  • $12/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 10 & under

Waterfall & Canyon Trolley Tours

Waterfall & Canyon Trolley Tours

This tour includes hot lunch chosen from a special menu in our restaurant. Lunch will before or after the tour depending on the departure time. Guest will enjoy a short trolley ride to three trail entrances. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45- minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

Monday’s tours begin with lunch (from 11am to Noon) then head to the trolley and hiking from Noon to 3pm.

Saturday Tours have two departure times: 9am and 11am. The 9am tour will be back at noon for lunch and the 11am tour will begin with lunch and be followed by the Waterfall & Canyon Tour.

This tour includes three 45-minute hikes that can be strenuous. This tour is not recommend for individuals with limited mobility.

Fall Color Trolley Tours

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

  • Runs in October
  • Saturdays & Mondays at 9:30am & 11am
  • $32 per person

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