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Explore the relaxing beauty of mother nature by water

Discover the natural wonders of Starved Rock State Park with one of our many water cruises on the Illinois River. The Eagle I riverboat runs from June through October, weather permitting. These popular tours include lunch or dinner in our historic restaurant.

Tuesday & Thursday on the River

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge at 3pm. The Trolley takes you to Lone Point Shelter to enjoy an hour long boat ride on The Eagle I. Arrive back at the Lodge at 4:30pm.

  • Runs in June – October
  • Tuesday & Thursday at 3pm
  • $20/person

Dinner & Evening Cruise

Board a Starved Rock trolley and travel to the Eagle I riverboat for a relaxing cruise along the scenic Illinois River. After the cruise, enjoy dinner and dessert from a special menu in the rustic ambiance of the Lodge’s restaurant.

  • Runs June – September
  • Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday at 5pm
  • $45/person

Land & Water Cruises

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

  • Runs June – September
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 11am
  • $45/person

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

  • Runs June – September
  • Saturday & Sunday at 11am & 12:30pm
  • $35/person

Autumn on the River Cruises

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

  • Runs in October
  • Thursday & Friday at 11am
  • $45/person

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