Upcoming Events

Camera clipart Starved Rock Photography Show & Contest

December 5-13, 2020


Please visit www.starvedrock.org or www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/ StarvedRock.aspx to download the entry form and further information about the contest.

Starved Rock in the Winter Sunset Winter Solstice Hike

December 21, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.


Pre-Registration Only. Please email DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov


By Park Interpreter Lisa Sons

Coyotes and the Urban Landscape

Sunday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m.


By Peggy Doty

Native American Tool Making

Sunday, December 6, at 1:30 p.m.


By Alan Harrison

Two wolves Big Run Wolf Ranch (live animals)

Sunday, November 1, at 1:30 p.m.


Limited seating, first come first served.

Doors will close when auditorium is full.


By Big Run Wolf Ranch

Starved Rock Night Picture Ghosts of Starved Rock’s Past

Saturday, October 24


Pre-Registration Only. Please email DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov


Hikes leave at 5:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.


By Park Staff and Volunteer Naturalists

Daniel Peterson with a Bat Incredible Bats (live animals)

Limited seating, first come first served.

Doors will close when auditorium is full.


Saturday, October 24, 1-2 and 2:30-3:30 p.m.


By Sharon and Dan Peterson of Incredible Bats

Starved Rock State Park and the Illinois River in the Autumn Fall Colors Hikes

Saturday, October 17


Pre-Registration Only. Please email DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov


Hikes leave the Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m.


There will be a 30 minute slide presentation at the Visitor Center for those who are unable to hike to see the fall colors.


By Park Staff and Volunteer Naturalists

Turtle Reptiles and Amphibians of Illinois (live animals)

Limited seating, first come first served.

Doors will close when auditorium is full.


Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m.


By Kristopher Maxson from the Illinois Natural History Survey/ Illinois River Biological Station.

Sunset Sunset Equinox Hike

September 20th at 6:50 p.m.


Pre-Registration Only. Please email DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov


By Park Interpreters

Events

2020 Events:

  • Jan 11:  Winter Wilderness Hikes
  • Jan 25-26:  Eagle Watch Weekend
  • Feb 9:  Live Eagle, Hawks, and Owls
  • Feb 16: French Explorer LaSalle in the Illinois Country
  • March 8:  Tap a Tree for Maple Sap
  • March 20: Starved Rock March Sunset Equinox Hike
  • March 29:  Mushrooms of Illinois
  • April 19: Dave’s Traveling Reptile Show
  • April 25: Starved Rock Wildflower Pilgrimage Hikes
  • May 25: Memorial Day Holiday Hike
  • June 21: Starved Rock June Sunset Solstice Hike
  • July 4: July 4th Holiday Hike
  • Sept 7: Labor Day Holiday Hike
  • Sept 20: Interesting Insects (live animals)
  • Sept 20: Starved Rock September Sunset Equinox Hike
  • Sept 27: Reptiles and Amphibians of Illinois (live animals)
  • Oct 17:  Fall Colors Hikes
  • Oct 24: Incredible Bats (live animals)
  • Oct 24: Ghosts of Starved Rock’s Past
  • Nov 1:  Big Run Wolf Ranch (live animals)
  • Dec 6:  Native American Tool Making
  • Dec 13: Coyotes and the Urban Landscape
  • Dec 21: Sunset Winter Solstice Hike
  • Live Hawk Shows by Falconer Rich Escutia
    1-3 p.m. outside of the Visitor Center by the Eagles Roost Cabin.
    May: 16th and 17th
    June: 13th, 14th, 27th, and 28th
    July: 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th
    August: 29th and 30th
    September: 12th and 13th
    October: 17th and 18th