Stay in Starved Rock Country

From Lodges to B&B’s, chain hotels and more … there are many places to make that your Flock to the Rock the perfect winter vacation getaway.

Dining in the Area

Fine dining tastes in casual and contemporary settings.  From burgers and brews to steaks and martinis, there is a bit of everything for everyone in Starved Rock Country.

Photo Credits – Kathy Casstevens

Eagle Watch Weekend – January 27 & 28, 2018

The Illinois Audubon Society presents Bald Eagle Watch Weekend on Saturday and Sunday – January 27 and 28.  The two day event offers many programs, activities and exhibits occurring simultaneously at three locations: Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock Visitor Center and the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center (on the opposite side of the Illinois River as Starved Rock).

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Top Five Places to See Bald Eagles in Starved Rock Country

It’s that time of year for bald eagle spotting. That is because when the Illinois River freezes over … a small area remains unfrozen (caused by the running water of Starved Rock Dam). This creates a fishing location for all of the bald eagles in the area. These five positions – no matter the temperature – should give you the best chance of seeing a bald eagle. (Keep in mind, there are no guarantees …)

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Craft Beer and Burger Monday’s at Starved Rock Lodge

The culinary masterminds at Starved Rock Lodge are offering amazing craft beer and burger specials on Mondays (until March).  Whether you dine at the Main Restaurant or Back Door Lounge, you can enjoy the craft burger of the day plus a beer in a souvenir glass for...

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Illinois Eagle Watching: 5 Tips for Heritage Corridor’s Flock to the Rock

From January to March, during the annual Flock to the Rock celebration, American bald eagles are the true stars of the show. During that time frame, the predatory birds migrate to Starved Rock State Park to take advantage of the prosperous Illinois River, which they call home for the next few months— making it a haven if you’re a bird-watcher.

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