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Lock and Lunch- Ottawa to Starved Rock

Experience something new and fun when you’re a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic Starved Rock Lodge and transportation are included.  From Ottawa to Starved Rock:9:00am – Boat departs Ottawa12:00pm – Boat docks at Starved Rock12:15pm – Trolley picks up group at boat ramp12:30pm – Lunch in the Main Dining Room (Explore the historic Lodge & Gift Shops)3:00pm – Trolley...

Lock and Lunch- Starved Rock to Ottawa

Experience something new and fun when you’re a passenger aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic Starved Rock Lodge and transportation are included.  From Starved Rock to Ottawa:11:00am – Lunch in the Main Dining Room12:00pm – Trolley down to boat ramp12:30pm – Boat departs Starved Rock3:30pm – Boat arrives back in Ottawa3:30pm – Trolley travels back to Starved Rock4:00 pm – Tour...

Waterfall & Canyon Tour 11am

Tour begins with lunch; tour /hike follows from 12-3PM. Experience the fun outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons. See spring come to life in French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. This tour includes a hot lunch (special menu) in our restaurant and a relaxing trolley ride. Waterfalls cannot be guaranteed on this tour. Route may change due to trail conditions.

Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a cruise down the beautiful Illinois River aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat. You will board the trolley at the Lodge and head over to beautiful Ottawa, IL for your cruise. After the cruise, the trolley will bring you back to the Lodge. Reservations required.

Mega-Hike

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 9am and expected time for lunch is 1:30pm. Return to the Lodge at 4:30pm. Board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek. Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed shirt. Limited spots...

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock’s most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. A snack, bottle of water and souvenir drawstring backpack are included. Canyon chosen may vary, depending on weather, river and trail conditions.

Waterfowl Cruise

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley will return you to the Lodge. Reservations required. 

Waterfowl Cruise

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley will return you to the Lodge. Reservations required. 

Mega-Hike

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 9am and expected time for lunch is 1:30pm. Return to the Lodge at 4:30pm. Board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek. Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed shirt. Limited spots...

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock’s most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. A snack, bottle of water and souvenir drawstring backpack are included. Canyon chosen may vary, depending on weather, river and trail conditions.

Waterfowl Cruise

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley will return you to the Lodge. Reservations required. 

Waterfowl Cruise

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to the Eagle 1 to enjoy an hour long boat ride where you will get to spy the Waterfowl of the Illinois River. The trolley will return you to the Lodge. Reservations required. 

Land & Water Cruise

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock’s history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end of Starved Rock State Park by water. Restrooms are available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Both the trolley and boat are wheelchair accessible. Please inform us when booking if special accommodations are needed.

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