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IL Governor JB Pritzker: Illinois Dept. of Public Health has officially announced that we have moved to Phase 4! This increases our capacity up to 50 people or 50% (whichever is lesser). Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely winter we’re having. Hike, swim, dine, play, rest & rejuvenate. Click here to see all the details from IDPH.

Explore the natural landscape & beauty of mother nature

Tucked away in North Central Illinois is beautiful Starved Rock State Park and neighboring Matthiessen State Park and Buffalo Rock State Park. Hike to seasonal waterfalls and sandstone canyons or explore the Illinois River by boat. Discover a remote haven filled with tranquility, natural beauty and endless outdoor adventure. Please maintain social distancing of 6-feet when you meet someone on the trail who is not in your small group.

  • State Parks

    Explore the natural wonders of Illinois State Parks.

  • Hiking Trails

    Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

  • Guided Hikes

    Take a Guided Hike and see the beauty of Starved Rock State Park this winter. You’ll also get a Starved Rock drawstring backpack, bottled water and a voucher for hot cocoa or coffee from the Cafe. Departs at 10am from the Great Hall. To make a reservation, stop by the Front Desk, call (815) 220-7386 or book online at www.starvedrocklodge.com. Hikers should wear a mask and practice social distancing when within 6′ of other hikers. Capacity is limited.

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