Resorts in Starved Rock, Illinois

Resorts in Starved Rock, Illinois
Starved Rock State Park is in Utica, Illinois, about 90 miles southwest of Chicago. The park, which covers 2,640 acres, features 18 canyons that were formed by glacial meltwater and erosion. The area is also known for its rare sandstone formations. Recreational opportunities at the park include 13 miles of hiking trails, and fishing and boating along the Illinois River. Resorts closest to Starved Rock include the Starved Rock Lodge, located within the park's boundaries, and Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort, just across the road from the park.

Starved Rock Resort

Starved Rock Resort, originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, features 70 lodge rooms and 13 cabins. Lodge amenities include an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage therapy. Dining options at the lodge include the main dining room, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Back Door Lounge for cocktails, the Starved Rock Cafe for lighter fare and Trailhead Snacks and Souvenirs (open seasonally) for a quick bite.

Starved Rock Resort
Junction of Routes 178 and 71
Utica, Illinois 61373
Tel: (800) 868-ROCK
starvedrocklodge.com

Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort

Grizzly Jacks features a 24,000-square-foot indoor water park and 36,000-square-foot indoor amusement park. Lodging options at the resort include lodge suites, two-story villas and three-story cabins. Resort amenities include a fitness center, gift shop and four dining options ranging from restaurants to snack shops.

Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
2643 Route 178
Utica, Illinois 61373
Tel: (866) 399-FUNN
grizzlyjacksresort.com

Fox River Resort

Fox River Resort is 24 miles northeast of Starved Rock State Park. This resort features a variety of outdoor recreation, including boating, fishing, horseback riding, miniature golf and tennis. The resort also has a picnic and barbecue area, activity center, movie theater and arcade. Lodging options at the Fox River Resort include lodge rooms and presidential suites.

Fox River Resort
2558 N. 3653rd Road
Sheridan, Illinois 60551
Tel: (800) 613-0310
http://silverleafresorts.com/resorts/fox-river-resort

Article Written By Susan Berg

Based in northern Wisconsin, Susan Berg has more than 10 years of experience as a writer and editor. Her work has been published in both print and online media, including the "Dayton Daily News" and BioZine. Berg earned a Master of Arts in journalism from Indiana University.

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