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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.

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November 2020

Nov 28

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, November 28 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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

Sunday Brunch Buffet (temporarily unavailable)

Sun, November 29 @ 10:30 am
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Due to COVID-19, we are unable to feature our award-winning Sunday Brunch. Please note: Sunday Brunch is served until 2pm in the winter and 3pm in the spring, summer & fall. Sunday Brunch Menu

Nov 29

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 29 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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 04

Live Music (currently unavailable)

Fri, December 4 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri. December 18, 2020

Live music on the Veranda has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Dec 05

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, December 5 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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.

Dec 06

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, December 6 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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.

Dec 06

Sunday Brunch Buffet (temporarily unavailable)

Sun, December 6 @ 10:30 am
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Recurring Event

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to feature our award-winning Sunday Brunch. Please note: Sunday Brunch is served until 2pm in the winter and 3pm in the spring, summer & fall. Sunday Brunch Menu

Dec 07

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Mon, December 7 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 08

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Tue, December 8 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 09

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Wed, December 9 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

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…

Dec 10

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Thu, December 10 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

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 11

Live Music (currently unavailable)

Fri, December 11 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri. December 18, 2020

Live music on the Veranda has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Dec 12

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, December 12 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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.

Dec 12

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, December 12 @ 12:00 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 12

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, December 12 @ 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 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

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, December 13 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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.

Dec 13

Sunday Brunch Buffet (temporarily unavailable)

Sun, December 13 @ 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Recurring Event

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to feature our award-winning Sunday Brunch. Please note: Sunday Brunch is served until 2pm in the winter and 3pm in the spring, summer & fall. Sunday Brunch Menu

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