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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Per State Mandate, Masks are now REQUIRED regardless of immunization status as we are a State facility. This includes all areas of the Lodge, Cafe, Main Dining Doom, Back Door Lounge, Visitor’s Center and Trailheads Concessions.

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 (June-October). Discover a remote haven filled with tranquility, natural beauty and endless outdoor adventure.

  • St Louis Canyon

    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. You’ll also get a Starved Rock drawstring backpack, bottled water, plus lunch on our “Take a Hike & Lunch” which Departs at 10am from the Starved Rock Lodge Lobby/Front Desk area. To make a reservation, stop by the Front Desk, call (815) 220-7386 or book online at www.starvedrocklodge.com.

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