Events

The First Course Tour

The First Course Tour Wednesdays at 4:30pm $20/person Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check-in and a beverage of your choice (specially prepared drink menu). Your tour guide will meet you and walk you through the historic Lodge as Read More

Starved Rock Walker’s Club

Thursdays, 9am Free – Open to the Public Would you like someone to hike with you? Don’t know where to hike? Come one, come all! Meet us on Thursdays at 9am in the Lodge lobby for pre-planned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. The best part is the hiking schedule changes each week and repeats itself each quarter so you get to see each part of the park Read More

Trolley Tour and Boat Ride 11am Departure

Trolley Tour & Boat Ride June – September Thursday at 11am & 12:30pm $30/person This tour includes a historic overview of the area aboard one of the Starved Rock Trolleys with one stop at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, a ride through downtown Utica and another stop at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The trolley will then take you to “The Eagle I” for a one hour ride on the scenic Illinois River. This tour is Read More

Trolley Tour and Boat Ride 12:30 Departure

Trolley Tour & Boat Ride June – September Thursday at 11am & 12:30pm $30/person This tour includes a historic overview of the area aboard one of the Starved Rock Trolleys with one stop at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, a ride through downtown Utica and another stop at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The trolley will then take you to “The Eagle I” for a one hour ride on the scenic Illinois River. This tour is Read More

Historic Trolley Tours
(Mon-Fri 3pm Departure)

Trolley Schedule » March: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm April-May: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Friday: 3-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) 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 Read More

Dinner & Evening Cruise

June – September Mondays & Thursdays 5pm-8pm $41/person Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to Lone Point Shelter where you’ll board our new river boat, “The Eagle I” for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley returns you to the Lodge where you’ll enjoy dinner from our special menu, served with dessert, in our historic Main Dining Room. For more information and to make reservations call  (815) Read More

Land & Water Cruises

June – September Monday & Friday 11am – 2:30pm $41/person Tour begins with lunch 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 east end of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking Read More

Historic Trolley Tours
(Mon-Fri 3pm Departure)

Trolley Schedule » March: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm April-May: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Friday: 3-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) 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 Read More

Music on the Veranda – Friday Nights

What better way to wind down after a long work week than by relaxing on our Veranda with some music, a cocktail or two and a gorgeous view on a beautiful summer night? Music starts at 8pm and lasts until 11, but we suggest getting here early to grab a table and experience the breathtaking sunset from the Veranda! Weather permitting, Veranda Parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day. No cover charge! Read More

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride 11am Departure

Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride June – September Saturday & Sunday Ticket price: $33/person Saturday & Sunday: 11am -2pm, 12:30pm – 3:30pm Enjoy a trolley ride to the east end of the park for a scenic, guided walk to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The walk is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Then, the trolley will take you to the Lone Point Shelter where you will board “The Eagle Read More