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Upcoming Events

  • Ghosts of Starved Rock’s Past

    Description:  Experience history come to life along the lantern lit trails as spirits from Starved Rock’s past reveal their haunted tales and memories of times gone by.  Hikes are approximately 30-45 minutes in length and there are at least 8 stops (spirits) along the way to the top of Starved Rock our sandstone butte that stands 125 feet above the Illinois River.  Headlamps or small flashlights are recommended.  All participants should be respectful of the tour guides and the reenactors along the trail.  This is not meant to be a gory, scary type of hike but an educational and historical reenactment type of tour.  NOT suitable for children under the age of 10 years old or dogs.

    Date:  October 29, 2022

    Time:  Guided tours start at 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, and 7:30 p.m.

    Location:  Starved Rock Visitor’s Center

    Registration required:  Yes, registration is required and will open exactly one month prior to the date of the event on September 30th, at 8 a.m. Starved Rock Hikes, Programs, and Event Registration

  • October Saplings Story Time

    Date:  October 8, 2022

    Time:  9 am

    Location:  Starved Rock Visitor’s Center

    Registration required:  Yes

    Junior Rangers at front desk

  • Fall Colors Special Event Weekend

    Description:  A Park and Volunteer Naturalist guided tour to view the canopies of gold, yellow, orange, and red leaves along the woodland trails and canyons at Starved Rock State Park.  Naturalists will help visitors discover tree species and their historical human and wildlife uses at the park as well and Native American legends of fall and winter to come.  Great photo opportunities await those who attend one of the guided hikes.

    Date:  October 15 & 16, 2022

    Time:  Guided tours at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

    Location:  Starved Rock Visitor’s Center

    Registration required:  Yes, registration is required.  Registration will open exactly one month before the program on September 15th at Starved Rock Eventbrite or follow the link here Starved Rock Hike, Program, and Event Registration


2022 Events

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July

  • July 16th & 17th, Falconry with Rick Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program
  • July 30th, Junior Ranger Day

August

  • August 13th & 14th, Falconry with Rich Escutia (live birds of prey) outside program

September

October

November

December