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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.

Starved Rock Lodge is the only lodging facility in Starved Rock State Park. The Lodge & Park are located east of the intersection of Routes 178 & 71 near Utica, IL. Our GPS address is: 2688 East 873rd Road, Oglesby, IL 61348.

From the East (via Ottawa):

  1. I-80 W to IL Rt. 23 S (exit 90) to IL Rt. 71 W
  2. From the East (Bypassing IL Rt. 178 at Utica):
  3. Continue on I-80 W to I-39 S (Exit 79A) to IL 71 E

From the East (via Oglesby):

  1. Continue on I-80 W to I-39 S to Oglesby (Exit 54)
  2. Turn south onto West Walnut Street.
  3. Proceed to North Columbia Ave. / IL-351N/IL-71E, turn north
  4. Turn right onto IL-71E

From the West:

  • Take I-80 E to IL-351 S to IL-71 E.

From the North:

  1. I-39 S to Oglesby (Exit 54).Turn south onto West Walnut Street.
  2. Proceed to North Columbia Ave. / IL-351N/IL-71E, turn north.
  3. Turn right onto IL-71E
  4. Take IL-71E for 1.2 mi. to park entrance

From the South:

  1. Take I-39 N toward Tonica (Exit 48).
  2. Take N2101st Road / IL-178 to park entrance

Click here to see the Lodge Grounds Map

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