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Notice:

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.

We are pleased to offer a select number of cabins to accommodate your dog! With an additional fee of $35 per dog, per night, you can have your best friend tag along while hiking through Starved Rock State Park. 

Please call the reservation desk at (800) 868-7625 to make specific arrangements or to learn more about our dog-friendly accommodations. 

Rules & Regulations

  • Dogs will be allowed in the Pioneer Cabins with Two Queen Beds only.
  • Dogs should not weigh more than 50 lbs. or two dogs with a combined weight of 50 lbs.
  • At no time will dogs be allowed in the Main Lodge unless they are a registered/licensed assistance animal in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.
  • Dogs are welcome on the outdoor Veranda – A “doggy menu” is available.
  • Dogs are welcome on all trails and on Guided Hikes promoted by the Lodge but must be leashed at all times (see below).
  • Dogs may not be left alone in a cabin for more than two hours at a time, and owners should not leave them alone at all if they will create a disturbance. If your dog presents a chronic disturbance issue, we may require that they board at a local kennel during your stay.
  • Dogs left in the cabin should be securely crated.
  • Dogs cannot be tied up or chained in the cabin yard or on the porch.
  • Dogs must be restrained in public areas at all times on a sturdy leash not to exceed ten (10) feet in length and in accordance with general park pet rules.
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations and in good health. A veterinarian certification of rabies vaccination is required.
  • Guests must clean up after their dog(s) including the yard around the cabin.
  • Dog food cannot be kept outside as this could attract unwanted wildlife. Food must be stored in a sealable container.
  • All dog owners must sign a pet policy liability form upon check-in for cabins.

Download our Pet Rules and Guest Agreement

Keep In Touch

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