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IL Governor JB Pritzker: Illinois Dept. of Public Health has officially announced that we have moved to Phase 4! This increases our capacity up to 50 people or 50% (whichever is lesser). Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely winter we’re having. Hike, swim, dine, play, rest & rejuvenate. Click here to see all the details from IDPH.

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December 2020

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

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

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 13 @ 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 13

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sun, December 13 @ 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 18

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Fri, December 18 @ 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 18

Live Music (currently unavailable)

Fri, December 18 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 19

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sat, December 19 @ 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 20

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sun, December 20 @ 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 26

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, December 26 @ 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 27

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 27 @ 1:30 pm

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 Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

January 2021

Jan 01

Guided Winter Hike

Fri, January 1 @ 12:30 am

Sat, January 2 @ 10:00 am Start the new year off right with an outdoor adventure. 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…

Jan 17

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, January 17 @ 9:00 am
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Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 28, 2021. This year, a brief seminar will Seminar, led by head musher Jason Hussong, will take place 30 minutes before each of the outdoor demos. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm. Please be advised that face masks and mittens or gloves are required to pet the sled dogs.…

February 2021

Feb 14

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 14 @ 10:00 am
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One event on Mon. February 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

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.

Feb 21

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 21 @ 10:00 am

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.

Feb 27

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, February 27 @ 10:00 am

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.

Feb 28

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, February 28 @ 9:00 am
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Recurring Event

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 28, 2021. This year, a brief seminar will Seminar, led by head musher Jason Hussong, will take place 30 minutes before each of the outdoor demos. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm. Please be advised that face masks and mittens or gloves are required to pet the sled dogs.…

Feb 28

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 28 @ 10:00 am

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.

Feb 28

Winter Wildlife Trolley Tours

Sun, February 28 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! Then we will travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if we can spot an Eagle or two! We will also travel to some other areas that are known for Bald Eagle sightings! The trolley will be narrated…

Feb 28

Winter Wildlife Trolley Tours

Sun, February 28 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! Then we will travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if we can spot an Eagle or two! We will also travel to some other areas that are known for Bald Eagle sightings! The trolley will be narrated…

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