Sled Dog Demos


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.


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Sled Dog Demos

February 21 @ 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 21, 2021. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.


2668 E. 875th Road
Oglesby, Illinois 61348 United States
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February 21
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


LaSalle Room – Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 875th Road
Oglesby, Illinois 61348 United States
  • Wheelchair accessible

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