The First Course Tour

The First Course Tour Wednesdays at 4:30pm $20/person Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check-in and a beverage of your choice (specially prepared drink menu). Your tour guide will meet you and walk you through the historic Lodge as Read More

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 12:30pm Departure

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Then, the trolley will take you to the Lone Point Shelter where you will board The Eagle Read More

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11am Departure

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Then, the trolley will take you to the Lone Point Shelter where you will board “The Eagle Read More

Hike for a Cure

Hike for a Cure 2018 October 14, 2018 9am – 11am Join us as we hike to the top of Starved Rock in support of a cure for breast cancer. Our event will run from 9am – 11am with four guided hikes departing from the Back Door Lounge every 30 minutes. Hikers may choose to participate on their own and depart at any time. There will be raffles available. Pink buckets can be purchased for $10 to fill with ice cream from Read More

Midweek Mega Hike

Midweek Mega Hike November 7 8:30am & 9am Departure Times Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30am & 9am. Expected time for lunch is 1pm & 1:30 pm. Finish times are approximately 4:30pm & 5pm. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park Read More

Spring MegaHike

2018 Spring Mega Hike June 10, 2017 8:30am & 9am Join us for the 2017 Spring Mega Hike! Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9am & 9:30am. Expected time for lunch is 1pm, 1:30pm & 2pm. We expect to return to the Lodge at approximately 4:30, 5pm & 5:30pm. Board the Starved Rock Trolley with a pair of guides where the trolley will take you to the east end of the park to begin your trek. Read More

Winter MegaHike

2018 Winter Mega Hike January 20 & 21, 2018 8:30am & 9am Departure Times Join us for the third annual Winter MegaHike. To participate in this event, you MUST have some sort of additional traction for your footwear, such as Yak-trax or Katoohlas. The terrain is expected to be extremely icy. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin Read More

Winter Wilderness Weekend

Join the Starved Rock guides as we hike to see the spectacular ice falls of Starved Rock! Don’t forget your binoculars. We’ll have a chance to do some eagle viewing from the top of Starved Rock.  Learn about the history and geology of the park. Meet at the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Amazing Race Starved Rock Style

Spend an exciting day solving devious clues each step of the way and get to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more. Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock. Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers. Enjoy a post-race awards ceremony at the finish line. The Amazing Race is fantastic for families, but children under the age of Read More

Owl Prowl 2018

Owl Prowl Weekend March 2, 3 & 4 FRIDAY (March 2) AND SATURDAY (March 3) – Owl Night Walks: $10/adults, $7/children 10 & under Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8pm. Price is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 & under. Everyone should plan on bringing a flashlight Read More