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Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge are open. Although the Lodge is privately managed, guests and employees of the Lodge must wear face masks in all (indoor) public areas, maintain social distancing of 6-feet and comply with all state regulations. Enjoy limited indoor dining, outdoor dining on the Veranda or place a carry-out order. The Starved Rock Cafe and Trailheads Concessions are also open daily for food, drinks, ice cream and more.

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July 2020

Jul 25

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sat, July 25 @ 11:00 am

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Jul 25

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, July 25 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to meet your guide and pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit and bottled water.…

Jul 25

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sat, July 25 @ 12:30 pm

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Jul 26

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sun, July 26 @ 11:00 am

Call for more information. This tour may be sold out or unavailable. Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Jul 26

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, July 26 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to meet your guide and pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit and bottled water.…

Jul 26

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sun, July 26 @ 12:30 pm

Call for more information on this event. Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Jul 27

Land & Water Cruise

Mon, July 27 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

Jul 29

Land & Water Cruise

Wed, July 29 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

Jul 31

Land & Water Cruise

Fri, July 31 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

August 2020

Aug 01

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sat, August 1 @ 11:00 am

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Aug 01

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, August 1 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to meet your guide and pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit and bottled water.…

Aug 01

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sat, August 1 @ 12:30 pm

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Aug 02

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sun, August 2 @ 11:00 am

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Aug 02

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, August 2 @ 11:00 am

(This hike is not available on August 2, 2020). Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to meet your guide and pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of…

Aug 02

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sun, August 2 @ 12:30 pm

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Aug 03

Land & Water Cruise

Mon, August 3 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

Aug 05

Land & Water Cruise

Wed, August 5 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

Aug 07

Land & Water Cruise

Fri, August 7 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

Aug 08

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sat, August 8 @ 11:00 am

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Aug 08

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, August 8 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to meet your guide and pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit and bottled water.…

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