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IL Governor JB Pritzker: Illinois Dept. of Public Health has officially announced that we have moved to Phase 4! This increases our capacity up to 50 people or 50% (whichever is lesser). Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely winter we’re having. Hike, swim, dine, play, rest & rejuvenate. Click here to see all the details from IDPH.

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November 2020

Nov 04

Midweek MegaHike 8:30am Departure

Hike to all of the canyons in a day!

Wed, November 4 @ 8:30 am

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 and expected time for lunch is 1pm. Return to the Lodge at 4pm. 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.

Nov 04

Midweek MegaHike 9am Departure

Hike to all of the canyons in a day!

Wed, November 4 @ 9:00 am

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.

Nov 27

Take a Hike & Lunch

Fri, November 27 @ 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 your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

Nov 28

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, November 28 @ 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 your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

Nov 29

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 29 @ 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 your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

December 2020

Dec 11

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Fri, December 11 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 12

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sat, December 12 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. 

Dec 13

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 13 @ 1:30 pm

Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to Buffalo Rock State Park, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Dec 13

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sun, December 13 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 18

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Fri, December 18 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 19

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sat, December 19 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 20

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sun, December 20 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 26

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, December 26 @ 1:30 pm

Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as the trolley takes you to Buffalo Rock State Park, through historic downtown Utica and to the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Dec 27

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 27 @ 1:30 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

February 2021

Feb 14

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 14 @ 10:00 am
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Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Feb 21

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 21 @ 10:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Feb 27

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, February 27 @ 10:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Feb 28

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 28 @ 10:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Feb 28

Winter Wildlife Trolley Tours

Sun, February 28 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! Then we will travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if we can spot an Eagle or two! We will also travel to some other areas that are known for Bald Eagle sightings! The trolley will be narrated…

Feb 28

Winter Wildlife Trolley Tours

Sun, February 28 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! Then we will travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if we can spot an Eagle or two! We will also travel to some other areas that are known for Bald Eagle sightings! The trolley will be narrated…

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