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10/27/20: The bridge over Fox Canyon and sidewalk leading to the lodge from the large parking lot will be closed on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 AM to 1 PM for a routine inspection. Barricades will be in place to redirect traffic.

Trail Update: All trails are open except the Lodge’s (eastside) Veranda staircase and Illinois/Ottawa Canyon connecting trail. Matthiessen Dells Area at Matthiessen State Park is now open. The trail closest to Lake Falls and shelter is still closed as well as the Vermillion River Access area. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Per Illinois guidelines, face coverings are required in all buildings (and trolleys) at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park.

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Keeping Everyone Safe

Health & Safety Update from Starved Rock Lodge (August 5, 2020) Here’s an update on what life is like these days at Starved Rock Lodge. We reopened on May 29, 2020 and have enjoyed welcoming guests back to Starved Rock Lodge over the past several months. We know, that traveling…

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Help Keep This Park Clean

A message from Kathy Casstevens, Marketing Director (Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center) @SenatorRezin (Sue Rezin) Tweeted on July 9:  “As many of you know, Starved Rock has been dealing with issues of overcrowding, people parking on the side of the road  and visitor littering. It was reported that the…

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Welcome Back to Starved Rock Lodge

A Note from the CEO (July 1, 2020) Happy Phase 4! We are so happy to be open and welcome guests back to the Lodge and to the Main Dining Room. Our staff is continuing to work hard to make sure you have a fun and healthy visit.     As…

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Plan of Action: Infection Prevention

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center has made several changes to maintain a healthy, clean and safe environment for its guests and its employees. Click here to see the Plan of Action for Infection Prevention.

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Catch a Falling Leaf this Autumn

Even though fall lasts for three months, the first part of this season is the most spectacular, especially at Starved Rock State Park. Pops of color can already be seen on the west trails leading to St. Louis Canyon. Believe it or not, poison ivy turns bright red before other…

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Starved Rock State Park Reopens Some Trails Today

Effective today, Starved Rock State Park will reopen a number of trails that have been closed due to extensive damage done during severe weather Aug. 10. Some additional Starved Rock trails will remain closed while cleanup work continues. Matthiessen State Park will remain closed until further notice due to expansive…

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August 26th Updated 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…

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Reopening of Starved Rock State Park & Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge reopened May 29, 2020. Outdoor dining is available on the Lodge’s Veranda for paying customers of Starved Rock Lodge. Picnicking will not be allowed on the Veranda but will be allowed on the pool patio. Carry-out food service and outdoor dining will also be available at the…

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Starved Rock Lodge Refund Policy

First, we want to say thank you for supporting Starved Rock Lodge by making reservations with us.  We know that there are many selections in lodging and we appreciate that you chose us.  We also hope that during this very unusual time you and your family are safe and healthy.

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