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Notice:

10/27/20: The bridge over Fox Canyon and sidewalk leading to the lodge from the large parking lot will be closed on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 AM to 1 PM for a routine inspection. Barricades will be in place to redirect traffic.

Trail Update: All trails are open except the Lodge’s (eastside) Veranda staircase and Illinois/Ottawa Canyon connecting trail. Matthiessen Dells Area at Matthiessen State Park is now open. The trail closest to Lake Falls and shelter is still closed as well as the Vermillion River Access area. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Per Illinois guidelines, face coverings are required in all buildings (and trolleys) at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park.

Starved Rock Lodge hosts special events throughout the year. These range from seasonal events such as our annual Oktoberfest Dinner to children's events like our Breakfast with Santa in December and Teddy Bear Tea in February. For more information and to make reservations, please contact our Activities Department at (815) 220-7386.

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November 2020

Nov 11

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, November 11 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers. Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a farm-to-foam…

December 2020

Dec 09

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, December 9 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a…

January 2021

Jan 13

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, January 13 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers. Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a farm-to-foam…

Jan 17

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, January 17 @ 9:30 am
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Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 21, 2021. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.

February 2021

Feb 10

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, February 10 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a…

Feb 21

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, February 21 @ 9:30 am
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Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 21, 2021. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.

March 2021

Mar 10

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, March 10 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a farm-to-foam…

April 2021

Apr 14

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, April 14 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a…

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