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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

2643 N. IL Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
(866) 399-3866 OR 815-667-3866
Fax: 815-667-4420
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Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark. Nestled in the Starved Rock State Park area, Grizzly Jack’s is a destination where water park fun meets nature. The resort is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor adventure. Enjoy hiking and waterfalls minutes away at Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. Thrill seekers would appreciate the rafting and boating opportunities on the Illinois River. The family-style resort features comfortable suites, cabins and villas where you can kick back and relax. The waterpark, which is closed for renovations until Winter 2018, features water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and a hot tub. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a getaway in the Starved Rock area at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark.

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