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Starved Rock Lodge has moved to the Bridge Phase of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritkzer’s re-opening plan. Capacity for dining, weddings and meetings is up to 60 people or 60% (whichever is lesser). We are currently adhering to all CDC guidelines regarding face masks and social distancing. Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely spring we’re having. 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 (June-October). Discover a remote haven filled with tranquility, natural beauty and endless outdoor adventure. Please maintain social distancing of 6-feet and wear a face mask when you meet someone on the trail (who is not in your 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. You’ll also get a Starved Rock drawstring backpack, bottled water, plus lunch on our “Take a Hike & Lunch” which Departs at 10am from Lobby/Front Desk area. 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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