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Grizzly Jack's Remains Open for Lodging while Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark is Temporarily Closed for Renovations; Re-Opening November 2018. 
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

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.

Resort Property

Starved Rock Hotel at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
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.

Places to Relax

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 with microwaves and refridgerators, living rooms, patios, and fireplaces - the perfect places to get together in a beautiful destination.

The Ultimate Family Resort in Illinois

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. (Temporarily Closed for Renovations) 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.

Come Together, Be Creative

Come Together, Be Creative at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
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.
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