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Longing to get away?

Winter fun is waiting for you at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park. New this year are our Winter Wildlife Tours. Hop aboard our trolley and go to Buffalo Rock State Park to see the resident bison (Pebbles, Cocoa & Hope). You’ll also see the Starved Rock area and learn…

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Lodge Improves Safety to Fight COVID-19

Starved Rock Lodge is now using a new, all natural botanical disinfectant solution. This product kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds. In an on-going effort to fight COVID-19, the housekeeping staff is spraying commonly used, high-touch areas within the Lodge on a daily basis. The spray has…

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COVID-19 Mitigation Update 12/2/20

As of December 1, 2020, we remain under Tier 3 Mitigation, as mandated by the Governor of Illinois, JB Pritzker. While we have no definitive date when this will end, we will operate under these guidelines and restrictions until further notice. For Starved Rock Lodge this means: All meetings, events…

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Covid Mitigation Update 11/17/20

Starting Friday, November 20th the entire State of Illinois will be moving to Tier 3 Mitigation. While we have no definitive date when this will end we will make changes through November 30, 2020, and then update from there. For Starved Rock Lodge this means: All meetings, events and weddings…

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Thanksgiving Update November 11, 2020

We are disheartened to say that we will not be serving our traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. As indoor dining remains closed and covid numbers continue to go up we wanted to make sure we give all of you plenty of notice of this situation. But don’t fear, not everything…

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Celebrate Open Spaces & Fun Places this Winter at Starved Rock Lodge

By Kathy Casstevens/Marketing Director/Starved Rock Lodge Staying in a “positive” mood during a pandemic, in the winter, in Illinois doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Planning a getaway to a restful place where you can get some nature therapy could be the perfect solution. If you’ve been working from home or…

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Food Services Update 11/4/2020

We have recently been notified that Governor Pritzker will be moving our Region (Region 2) to Mitigation One Rules.  This means that we will not be able to provide indoor dining or indoor bar service at this time. Veranda outdoor dining will be available until it gets too cold. Carryout will…

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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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