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August 26th Face Mask Policy

Effective today (Wednesday, August 26), all dining patrons are now required to wear masks when interacting with bar and restaurant staff. This includes both indoors and outdoors. At Starved Rock Lodge, we ask that you please put your mask on when a staff member approaches you whether in the Main Dining Room, Back Door Lounge, Veranda or in the Cafe. Thank you for cooperating and helping keep our customers and staff safe.

August 26th Trail Update: Some trails at Starved Rock are now open! Matthiessen State Park remains closed for further storm cleanup. The following places are now open: Starved Rock, Overlooks: Lover’s Leap, Eagle Cliff, Beehive, Sandstone Point, Canyons: French, Pontiac, Wildcat, Basswood, Lonetree, Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo, St. Louis, Illinois, Ottawa, Kaskaskia & Council Overhang. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Discover the natural wonders of Starved Rock State Park with one of our many water cruises on the Illinois River. The Eagle I river boat runs from June through October, weather permitting. These popular tours include lunch or dinner in our historic restaurant. For more information, please call the Activities Department at (815) 220-7386 or click a specific date below to register online.

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September 2020

Sep 23

Land & Water Cruise

Wed, September 23 @ 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. Reservations required.

Sep 25

Land & Water Cruise

Fri, September 25 @ 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. Reservations required.

Sep 26

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sat, September 26 @ 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.

Sep 26

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sat, September 26 @ 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.

Sep 27

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sun, September 27 @ 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.

Sep 27

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sun, September 27 @ 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.

Sep 28

Land & Water Cruise

Mon, September 28 @ 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. Reservations required.

Sep 30

Land & Water Cruise

Wed, September 30 @ 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. Reservations required.

October 2020

Oct 01

Autumn on the River

Thu, October 1 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 02

Autumn on the River

Fri, October 2 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 04

River Cruises – 12pm

Sun, October 4 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 04

River Cruises – 1pm

Sun, October 4 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 04

River Cruises – 2pm

Sun, October 4 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 08

Autumn on the River

Thu, October 8 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 09

Autumn on the River

Fri, October 9 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 11

River Cruises – 12pm

Sun, October 11 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 11

River Cruises – 1pm

Sun, October 11 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 11

River Cruises – 2pm

Sun, October 11 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 15

Autumn on the River

Thu, October 15 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 16

Autumn on the River

Fri, October 16 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

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