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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.

A Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Starved Rock State Park

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Bill Myers to Return to Storytelling at Starved Rock Lodge

Storyteller Bill Myers will return to Starved Rock Lodge for two special events. The first night of storytelling will take place under October skies at Fox Ridge (located across from the front steps of the Lodge). The happy Halloween themed event is set for Friday, October 29th at 6:00 p.m.

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Getting Digital with Our Guest Book!

In order to serve our guests better, Starved Rock Lodge not only updated our Guest Book… we made it digital! You may find the Digital Guest Book located at the top and bottom of the homepage of our website. We also created QR codes and placed them on the sleeves…

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Fall Colors are Calling You to Starved Rock

 It’s easier to say good-bye to summer when you make plans to enjoy the beauty of autumn. Nestled in the middle of Starved Rock State Park is a unique hotel which sits high atop a bluff overlooking the scenic Illinois River. Starved Rock Lodge (located at One Lodge Lane; Oglesby,…

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Good Day Stateline: “Starved Rock is More than Just a Day Trip.”

Starved Rock Lodge’s Marketing Manager Kathy Casstevens was featured on Good Day Stateline! Kathy talks about the myriad of activities and adventures awaiting you at Starved Rock Lodge. Kathy walks you through the experiences of the Lodge outdoors and indoors that give you good reason to enjoy your time here…

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SRL: Where You’re Paid to be Family

When we recently asked our employees what they like about working here, many of them said they liked their boss. Others said they liked the flexible schedule, or their co-workers and that there is a feeling of family here. I know this is true. I’ve been here for 15 years…

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“This was my favorite adventure. This was OUR adventure.”

I have had the pleasure of experiencing Starved Rock Lodge many times throughout my life. In fact, I had my first date and got engaged to my husband right here in the park. However, I had yet to experience all the wonders of this amazing place through a family adventure.

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Time to Reunite!

Now that the pandemic is in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to plan a getaway with family and friends. Our calendar filled with fun things to do this summer. Land & Water Cruises run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (11am to 3pm). Tickets are $45 per person. This is a…

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Starved Rock Lodge Moves to Final Phase of Restore Illinois Plan

Illinois will move to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois plan, on Friday, June 11, 2021. On Friday, the state will eliminate all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and…

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Slogan Contest Winner Announced!

Remember back on January 27 (4 months ago) when it was freezing cold and we asked you to submit your best slogan idea for Starved Rock Lodge’s next winter advertising campaign? Today, we are happy to announce that the winning entry was submitted by Phil Voth. His slogan: “Use Your…

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