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An Oasis of Relaxation and Adventure in Illinois

The Starved Rock area of Illinois is a stunning natural destination along the Illinois River and known for it's incredible glacial meltwater-formed sandstone canyons. This truly unique retreat is a place you've perhaps never even heard about, and therefore offers you the chance to experience it all when you stay with Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. Here at Grizzly Jack's you're leaving behind the towering skyscrapers and discovering the scenic Northwoods of Illinois together with family, friends, or your sweetheart. Just minutes away you will find the Starved Rock State Park where you can hike through the 13 miles of trails and explore the magnificent canyons, waterfalls, and rock formations. Matthiessen State Park is another option for outdoor activities such as hiking and horseback riding, while beautiful Illinois River offers some of the most thrilling whitewater rafting imaginable. If you're looking to just stay onsite, not to worry. You'll find crafting hours, and family story times that the kids are sure to love--not to mention the sizable waterpark. Reopening in April 2019, the 24,000-square-foot indoor waterpark is the ultimate water adventure! The Grand Bear Falls waterpark features excitement around every corner. You'll find play zones, slides, wave pool, a lazy river, and a spa. A kiddie pool is perfect for the youngsters as well! The waterpark also features the Wave Cave, where you can indulge in concession-style treats and beverages to enjoy in-between all your fun. The waterpark is complimentary to resort guests with overnight accommodations, but day passes are available for Thursday through Sunday as well!

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Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 92 units
Nearby City
  • Utica and Oglesby
Nearby Water
  • Illinois River
General
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterpark
  • Cable TV
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Vending Machines
  • Ice Machine
  • Convenience Store
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool
Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kid's Activities
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Team Tournaments
  • Theme Parks
  • Wineries
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • ATM
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Concierge
Suitability
  • Handicap Access
  • Children Welcome
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Groups - Meetings
With 11,000 square feet of onsite event space, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is a truly grand place to host your next business event. Whether you're planning a conference, a banquet, or a simple board meeting, their attentive staff will help you with all the details. Comfortable onsite lodging, fun activities nearby, and much more awaits here to make this the best company retreat ever!
Groups - Reunions
You won't find a better spot to plan your Midwest family reunion than Girzzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Indoor Waterpark. Comfortable suites, cabins, and villa accommodations feature a rustic decor and plenty of great modern amenities like wireless internet access, cable televisions, and refrigerators. Spend your day splashing around at the spacious indoor waterpark which features fun slides, wave pool, and lazy river. Or head outdoors for a hike in through Starved Rock State Park. End your event with a mouth-watering meal at Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar!
Groups - Weddings
The beautiful surroundings of Starved Rock State Park make Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort the perfect place to say, "I do." The resort features over 11,000 square feet of onsite event space including a Grand Ballroom that's perfect for your celebration. Complete with a dance floor, outdoor pavilion, and canyon deck, Grizzly Jack's has everything you need for a memorable event. Their professional staff will ensure that everything goes off without a hitch!
Group Information

Plan your next group event at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort.

For more information please call +1 (877) 853 - 0820 or Send Inquiry.

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Nearest Airports

  • Rinkenberger Restricted Landing Area (BDF) / 31.8 miles
  • Aurora Municipal Airport (AUZ) / 42.1 miles
  • Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (BMI) / 58.2 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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Packages
starting at $190 Spring Splash starting at ONLY $189.99/night!

WATERPARK OPENING APRIL 12!

We think it is time to celebrate! Come Splash in Grand Bear Falls for Friday & Saturday night for ONLY $189.99 / Night which includes Four (4) Waterpark Passes!

Your Spring Splash Package Includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations in a Family Suite for Four (4) Guests
  • Waterpark Admission for Four (4) Guests

 

**Add Sunday Night to Your Reservation for ONLY $99!**

 

Booking Dates: April 12th to May 19th 

**Upgraded rooms additional charge. Please see website for additional details. ALL Saturday Night Stays REQUIRE a 2-Night Minimum Stay. Limited Availability - Expected to Sell Out. Pricing may vary at anytime. 

Deal Expires

May 19, 2019

Travel Dates
  • April 12, 2019 to May 19, 2019
Terms and Conditions

**Upgraded rooms additional charge. Please see website for additional details. ALL Saturday Night Stays REQUIRE a 2-Night Minimum Stay. Limited Availability - Expected to Sell Out. Pricing may vary at anytime.

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Traveler Reviews

This property is ranked number 10 on Top Midwest Waterpark Resorts. Read about it here.

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