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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.

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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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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Get into the Spirit of Travel

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up this spring and finding the perfect gift can be a challenge. This year, there is a rare opportunity to enjoy two great adventures in one. The Spirit of Peoria is teaming up with Starved Rock Lodge on five select dates in…

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Starved Rock Lodge Wins Two Wedding Awards

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center was announced a winner of two awards honoring the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.  The first award, is the Couples’ Choice Award, which was reviewed by couples on WeddingWire. The second award is from brides and grooms…

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For the Love of Starved Rock

In the next year, a group of individuals, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will be kicking off a fundraiser called For the Love of Starved Rock to help generate interest and monetary donations to improve park trails and preserve the natural resources for future generations.

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Winter Rendezvous

Check out Starved Rock Lodge’s latest Rendezvous edition!…

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Corn Picking with Whiskey Acres Distillery

On Tuesday, August 27th, employees from Starved Rock Lodge teamed up with Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. to pick corn for our upcoming seasonal local fare dinner special. In addition to the corn picked for our local fare, 65 dozen ears of sweet corn were picked and donated to the Northern…

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