Outdoor Activities

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Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge reopens today! Although the Lodge is privately managed, guests and employees must comply with all state safety guidelines and social distancing rules. Guests and employees of the Lodge must wear face masks in all (indoor) public areas and maintain social distancing of 6-feet. Food & beverage service with carry-outs and outdoor dining on the Veranda opens today at 11am. Read more about our commitment to your safety.

Explore the natural landscape and 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, explore the Illinois River by boat or take a bike ride at Matthiessen State Park. Discover a remove haven filled with tranquility, natural beauty and endless outdoor adventure.

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