Starved Rock Park is a world apart from anything else in Illinois! Amazing waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains.13 miles of trails to explore, plus, the Illinois River offers fishing (ice fishing, too), boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax. 

I and M Canal

History buffs, nature lovers and sportsmen will thrill to the sights and sounds of the 96-mile route of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Along its banks are numerous state parks, restored historical sites, and abundance of wildlife and distinctive landscapes, ranging from bluffs to rolling hills. 

Grizzly Jacks 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.

Swimming Pool

If relaxing is more your style, be sure to check out our inground pool and spend your afternoon unwinding and relaxing in pure bliss

Spacious Rooms

We offer spacious rooms and suites that are designed to fit anyone's budget and taste. 


Our motel consists of forty-five fully furnished and accommodating rooms. Each room comes with a flat screen television with sixty-seven cable channels. We offer seven rooms with king beds, twenty-two rooms with two double beds, and single bed rooms next to each of our kitchenettes. Our motel can be rented about weekly or daily and accommodations for pets can be provided for a small fee. The motel lobby is open from 8 a.m to 10 p.m every day. Later check in's are accepted. The lobby has snack, soda, and coffee vending machines and a fresh print of each days newspaper. A large inground pool and a courtyard with a gazebo are available to guests. 


Local Attractions

LaSalle Speedway

The LaSalle Speedway has hosted great touring organizations including the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, AMA, ARCA Truck Series, and several Dirt Late Model events such as UMP, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Great county artists including Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown, and Trick Pony have preformed at our speedway.