Starved Rock Foundation

<empty>Starved Rock Foundation: Free Events

The Foundation has several annual events each year as well as special events.

January 21 & 22, 2017 Winter Wilderness Weekend

winter wildernessGuided hikes to see the spectacular ice falls of Starved Rock. Enjoy bald eagle viewing and the geology of Starved Rock. Meet at the Visitor's Center at 9:00am, 10am, 11am or 1:00pm

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January 28 & 29, 2017 Eagle Watch Weekend

EagleEagle viewing and birds of prey shows.

Sponsored by the Illinois Audubon Society (Starved Rock Audubon Chapter) and Ameren Illinois.

 

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February 4 & 5, 2017 Cross country Ski Weekend

Meet at Matthiessen State Park Dells area for basic cross country ski instructionj at 9am & 1pm each day. Ski rentals available. No snow? Guided hikes through Starved Rock instead.

April 29 & 30, 2017 Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

WildflowersEnjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock. Guided hikes leave from the Visitor's Center at 9:00am, 10am or 11am. Volunteer Interpreters will be at trail stations in the afternoons.

 

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October 21 & 22,2017 Fall Colors Weekend

Fall ColorsGuided hikes to see the spectacular colors of fall. Learn about the geology and history of the Park as you are led to different canyons and overlooks of the Park. Meet at the Visitor's Center at 9:00am, 10am or 11 am for guided hikes. Volunteer Interpreters will be at trail stations in the afternoons.

 

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October 28, 2017 Haunted Halloween Night

Luminary lit guided hikes to the top of the Rock leave the VC at 5 & 6. Kids crafts in the cabin from 5pm - 7pm . Story telling with Bill Myers in the VC at 7pm.

Weekend Guided Hikes

Weekend HikeMost Saturdays we offer weekend guided hikes.

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Sunday Programs

Sunday ProgramsCome hear intellectually stimulating programs on a wide variety of topics.

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Saturday Programs for Kids

Kids ProgramsGeared towards our younger (and young at heart), these programs help to engage kids in what the park and history of the area have to offer.

Learn more on our For Kids pages