Join us as we continue to celebrate summer at Grand Bear Lodge! Free Fireworks & DJ show in Front of the Enchanted Forest! Enjoy the DJ from 6p - 9p, with Fireworks starting at Dusk.
A Hotel and Resort Near Starved Rock State Park
Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. Nestled in the Starved Rock area of Illinois, Grizzly Jack's is an oasis of relaxation and adventure - a destination where water park fun meets nature. Escape from the big city and enjoy a vacation in the scenic Northwoods at Grizzly Jack's - an unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends.
Located in Utica, IL, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty, rich history and outdoor adventures of La Salle County. Our family resort is minutes from Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. Enjoy rafting and boating on the Illinois River, tee off at Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club and sip wine at the Illinois River or August Hill Wineries.
Our family-style resort features comfortable suites, cabins and villas where you can kick back and relax. Our Lodge has lovely suites with rustic décor and modern amenities like free WiFi, cable TV and refrigerators. Share vacation experiences in our Vacation Villas or Luxury Cabins with kitchens, living rooms, patios, and fireplaces - the perfect places to get together in a beautiful destination.
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers a casual dining scene, including Jack's Place Restaurant & Sports Bar, serving delicious American cuisine - from pizza and burgers to fresh salads. Grab a coffee and decadent sweets at the Honey Pot Sweet Shop, or swim over for a snack or tropical drinks at the Wave Café.
Dive into family fun at Grizzly Jack's indoor waterpark, featuring water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and hot tub where everyone can cool off and kick back. Kids have a blast with the laser tag, ropes course, zip line and arcade games at the Enchanted Forest indoor adventure park. Play eighteen holes of miniature golf at Canyon Creek miniature golf. Meet up for movie night or get creative with arts and crafts in the Lodge.
Celebrate a family reunion or wedding, host a group retreat or create an inspired meeting at Grizzly Jack's Conference Center featuring over 11,000 sq. feet of dynamic event space - from the Grand Ballroom to the outdoor Pavilion. Vibrant spaces, catering, audio/visual, and outstanding service bring people together in fun and unique ways.