Photo Gallery: Starved Rock Country Eagle Watch

Photo Gallery: Starved Rock Country Eagle Watch

Starved Rock Country's official Bald Eagle Watch Weekend returned to Starved Rock State Park this past Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and 26th. Presented by the Illinois Audubon Society in partnership with the Illinois Raptor Center, visitors were treated to two fun-filled day…
Bald Eagle Watch Weekend

Bald Eagle Watch Weekend

Starved Rock Country's official Bald Eagle Watch Weekend takes place this Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and 26th, at three great locations along the Illinois River. Presented by the Illinois Audubon Society in partnership with the Illinois Raptor Center, you'll be treated to …
Cross Country Skiing In Starved Rock County

Cross Country Skiing In Starved Rock County

Leave your skis and poles at home! Matthiessen State Park offers a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Starved Rock Country, reasonably priced rentals for cross country skiing supplies, right inside the park.Matthiessen, located just three miles south of Starved Rock Stat…
Photo Gallery: Sled Dogs Visit Starved Rock

Photo Gallery: Sled Dogs Visit Starved Rock

This Sunday, visitors at Starved Rock State Park were treated to a dog meet and greet, lecture on huskies and a live sled dog demo! Here's a look back at the fun, a glimpse ahead to the next Sled Dog Demo Day![Photos and captions for NewsTribune by Annette Barr]Mike Knill connect…
See Sled Dogs In Action At Starved Rock State Park

See Sled Dogs In Action At Starved Rock State Park

This Sunday, Free Spirit Siberian Rescue comes to Starved Rock State Park for the first in a series of live sled dog demos and informational seminars.The event will precede a live dog-pulled demo, taking place at 9:30 a.m, noon and 3 p.m. This impressive display will take place i…
A Starved Rock Guided Hike (In The Palm Of Your Hand)

A Starved Rock Guided Hike (In The Palm Of Your Hand)

The Prairie State Hike App puts dozens of the best guided hikes in Illinois conveniently on your favorite tablet or smartphone device. Now, that list includes top treks inside Starved Rock State Park! Join us as we take a tour of this app, and learn how it can add a whole new lay…
Start Your New Year Off With A Hike

Start Your New Year Off With A Hike

Dayton Bluffs Preserve, one of Starved Rock Country's hidden gems, will be offering two free hikes on New Year's Day! Here's everything you need to know about these guided excursions.These guided hikes will include informational discussions on the artifacts that have been discove…
Ice Climbing At Starved Rock State Park

Ice Climbing At Starved Rock State Park

Crack open your carabiners, experienced climbers are permitted to scale three famous falls inside Starved Rock State Park.Since the early 1980's, Starved Rock Country has been a leading wintertime destination for outdoor adventurers looking to challenge mother nature.Climbing the…
Starved Rock Country Winter Photos

Starved Rock Country Winter Photos

Here are 8 great photos capturing winter rolling into Starved Rock Country! Tag your instagram posts with #starvedrockcountry and, with your permission, we'll feature them in an upcoming photo gallery!A great day for a hike with a Welsh Corgi pup!Starved Rock gets more magical as…
Photo Gallery: Raptors flex their wings at Starved Rock

Photo Gallery: Raptors flex their wings at Starved Rock

​​​​​​George and Bernie Richtor are the proprietors of Save Our American Raptors (SOAR), a nonprofit organization entirely operated by private donations. The organization, which visited Starved Rock Visitor Center on Sunday, takes in the birds and teaches various classes on rapto…