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Starved Rock Adventures

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Falling leaves

This time of year is great for taking photographs and enjoying the peace and tranquility of life... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Kenneth H
Ottawa, Illinois
via mobile
Neat Hiking Trails but lots of People!

Nice attraction and the trails they had built up with wood made it easy to hike long distances... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Champaign, Illinois
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1 Dee Bennett Rd, Ottawa, IL
+1 815-434-9200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit.... not to be confused with an amusement park. There is no food or rides on the trails. Lots of walking on uneven ground, but the views are amazing. Disappointed with the number of people who left trash or didn’t...More

Thank Stacy H
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Many trails to choose from. Picturesque. Completely free unless you choose to purchase food/drinks. Come early because the main parking lot will be full if you get there much past 11 AM on a sunny weekend.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

PLEASE NOTE: This is a business and has NOTHING to do with Starved Rock Park!!! This is a Boat Rental Business near the park.

Thank Trip534804
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This time of year is great for taking photographs and enjoying the peace and tranquility of life. The sun shining through the trees is beautiful.The lodge itself is rustic but the very large fireplace is gorgeous.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Helpful staff guided us to 2 different 1 mile trails with stunning views. Not for the faint of heart not too difficult either. Bring your dog for a walk, plenty of people did and I think they all like the trails too.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The lodge is a great place for lunch or seminar meetings. Rooms are comfortable.Plenty of trails to hike. Ride the tour buses to see the area sites or Stop to ride a mule drawn boat down the Illinois Michigan canal. There's even a River boat...More

Thank dakotajude73
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Nice attraction and the trails they had built up with wood made it easy to hike long distances. The views are nice, and the different viewing spots were pretty neat for this area. However, if you are looking to have a quiet time in the...More

Thank foodisimportant
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park and nice hiking trails. The falls were dry upon our visit due to lack of rain😏 however, the views of the Illinois River were great. Beautiful lodge with Bar/grill was added bonus !

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Took the paddleboat ride on the IL river. Saw eagles in a tree on Plum Island & carp jumping out of the water near to the boat.

Thank Garris G
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Nice trails and beautiful canyons and views. Lots of stairs, but many are to specific sites and can be skipped if you are tired. We had a great time.

Thank MikeHavel
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