9:00 a.m. to 4:00pm
(Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day)
Restrooms remain open until 8 p.m.
(during daylight savings time)
Restrooms remain open until 6 p.m.
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Trail Parking Lots
8 a.m. to sunset
The Starved Rock Foundation is a completely volunteer-run organization. There are AMPLE opportunities to help out. You may have an hour, a day, a week, a summer, or special skills that you could offer to help out. Contact us and we will match you up with an area of support.
Free guided hikes to see the spectacular ice falls of Starved Rock. Enjoy bald eagle viewing and the geology of Starved Rock. Meet at the Visitor's Center at 9:00am and 1:00pm Saturday & Sunday.
Birds of prey shows* and family activities at the Visitor Center, Lodge and Illinos Waterway Visitor Center.
*Sponsored by Ameren Illinois and the Illinois Audubon Society (Starved Rock Audubon Chapter) at the Starved Rock Lodge.
Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock. Free guided hikes leave from the Visitor's Center Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
Free guided hikes to see the spectacular colors of fall. Meet at the
Visitor's Center Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
Free Luminary Lit guided hikes leave the VC at 5pm & 6pm.
Kids free Halloween crafts in the cabin next to the VC from 5pm - 7pm.
Halloween storytelling with Bill Myers in the VC at 7pm - lasts 1 hour.