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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.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Please call for more information regarding registration for this tour...

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. This tour runs June-September.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Please call for more information regarding registration for this tour...

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. This tour is currently sold out.

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. This tour runs June-September.

Rive Cruise – 1 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! Our trolley provides transportation to and from the boat.

River Cruise – 2 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! Our trolley provides transportation to and from the boat.

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. This tour runs June-September.

River Cruise – 1 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! Our trolley provides transportation to and from the boat.

River Cruise – 2 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! Our trolley provides transportation to and from the boat.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. This tour date is currently sold out.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. This tour date is currently sold out.

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. This tour runs June-September.

Rive Cruise – 1 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! Our trolley provides transportation to and from the boat.

River Cruise – 2 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! Our trolley provides transportation to and from the boat.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved.

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