If you are planning to hike, Starved Rock State Park is the place to be! With 13 miles of well marked hiking trails, you can plan your hiking based on your skill levels.
Over 13 miles of trails
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center welcomes you with 69 comfortable hotel rooms, 21 cabins in the woods, a two-sided fireplace in the historic Great Hall, an indoor pool and more. Relax and enjoy the Back Door Lounge or have lunch on the Veranda.
Pool, sauna & hot tub
Massages & more
Take a tour of beautiful Starved Rock on Ranger or Bella! There is not better way to ride! Ranger seats up to 26 guests in its cozy, charming interior. Bella, our wedding trolley & special event trolley seats up to 22 guests.
Reservations: (815) 220-7386
The staff of the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center have put together some great educational programs for all ages! Bring the kids and learn all about the exciting history and geology of this park.
Sponsored Programming by the Starved Rock Foundation
Locally produced wine, charming labels, friendly atmosphere! Check out all the local wineries near Starved Rock State Park. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery along with elegant orchards.
Check out these in and out-of-park experiences! You can find the adventure to satisfy your need to learn more at the surrounding museums & attractions!
Historical & cultural activities
Great activity for kids
Horseback riding is available at Cedar Creek Ranch – located in Cedar Point, Illinois (about a 15 minute drive from the park). The best ride around–through hills, valleys and creeks.
Cedar Creek Ranch
Rent a canoe and paddle up the Illinois River – Starved Rock Adventures offers canoe rental right in the park during the months of May through October (weather and water levels permitting). Guests can also canoe and kayak on the beautiful Fox River.
Short drive from the Lodge
Bicycle the I & M Canal
Take a cruise of the Illinois River aboard the Belle of the Rock, rent a canoe or ride the Canal Boat on the I & M Canal located in LaSalle. All tours are weather and water level permitted.
Starved Rock Marina
Spirit of Peoria
Eagle watching at Starved Rock has become one of the most popular events of each winter season. Every year, thousands of eagles migrate to the area. Don’t miss this amazing time of year!
Eagle watching weekend
The Illinois River near Starved Rock is known as the “Sauger Capital” of the world! Each year, this tournament brings fisherman from near and far to compete for the biggest catch. Despite cold weather and inclement conditions, the tourney continues.
Annual fishing tournaments
Hunting season information
Explore our fun online resources & get to Starved Rock for endless activities and educational programs.
The Starved Rock Campground has 133 Class A premium campsites complete with electricity, showers and flush toilets, a separate youth group camping area and a children’s playground. Seven campsites are accessible for people with disabilities. The campground is located about 1 mile from the Visitor Center and Lodge.
Electricity & showers
Winters at Starved Rock State Park are special. There are many activities that the park offers during this time of year!
December – March
Snowmobiling @ the I & M Canal