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August 26th Face Mask Policy

Effective today (Wednesday, August 26), all dining patrons are now required to wear masks when interacting with bar and restaurant staff. This includes both indoors and outdoors. At Starved Rock Lodge, we ask that you please put your mask on when a staff member approaches you whether in the Main Dining Room, Back Door Lounge, Veranda or in the Cafe. Thank you for cooperating and helping keep our customers and staff safe.

August 26th Trail Update: Some trails at Starved Rock are now open! Matthiessen State Park remains closed for further storm cleanup. The following places are now open: Starved Rock, Overlooks: Lover’s Leap, Eagle Cliff, Beehive, Sandstone Point, Canyons: French, Pontiac, Wildcat, Basswood, Lonetree, Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo, St. Louis, Illinois, Ottawa, Kaskaskia & Council Overhang. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Trolley Tours & Boat Rides

Choose a Land & Water Cruise with lunch or a “Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride.” Attendees meet outside of the Great Hall and board a Starved Rock Trolley to travel to the Eagle I for a leisurely cruise on the Illinois River. Please call us to make reservation at (815) 220-7386 or stop by our Front Desk.

Land & Water Cruises

Call (815) 220-7386 to book

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. Capacity is limited to 12 guests.

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

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Call (815) 220-7386 to book

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s scenic sandstone 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. A snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack are included.

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

Autumn on the River Cruises

Call (815) 220-7386 to book

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

River Cruises

Call (815) 220-7386 to book

Enjoy a 60 minute, scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

  • Runs in October
  • Sunday at 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
  • $20/person

Keep In Touch

800-868-7625

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