Cave-In-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging

Cave in Rock State Park Restaurant/Kaylors'
 is a reasonably priced, seasonal (Apr-Oct) restaurant. The restaurant menu features
everything from sandwiches to steaks, to homemade desserts, specializing in the regional
favorite, catfish. Kaylors' also offers a full bar for your dining pleasure.

Private balconies offer breathtaking views
Satellite TV
All you can eat Fried Chicken and Catfish Sunday Buffet
Homemade Desserts
Gift Shop items available
No smoking and no pets 

The Perfect Getaway


Located at the southeastern tip of Southern Illinois, along the beautiful Ohio River, is the Cave-in-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging Facility. Enjoy the comfort of the cabins and restaurant as you relax and unwind in this unspoiled nature area. 

Spend a night, or a week, in one of our cabins perched 80ft above the Ohio river on Pirate's Bluff and visit the legendary cave which gives the park its name. Although each cabin comes complete with a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, you can forget cooking, and dine in our family style restaurant, open Mon, Wed., Thurs., Fri. 11am-8pm, Sat. 8am-8pm, and Sun. 8am-6pm, closed on Tues.. Enjoy lunch and dinner in the dining room or enjoy the amazing view while dining on our patio.  A full alcohol bar is available for your dining pleasure.

Take a step back in time as you explore the infamous cave and imagine the pirates that preyed on the unsuspecting families that traveled the Ohio River on flatboats, from Cincinnati, south to the Mississippi River.

Loaded with comforts and amenities, the Cave In Rock State Park Lodging Facility is the perfect site for family vacations, family reunions, or just to get away from it all.

5 privately owned homes, (one pet friendly), fully equipped, 4 of which are available year round. 

Our spacious duplex cabins sit atop an 80 ft bluff overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. Sit on your semi-private balcony and catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or see one of the few remaining paddlewheelers along with the common loaded river barges traveling up and down the river.

The Shawnee National Forest is a hikers paradise and has many wondrous and historical places to see and explore. The most famous of these is Camel Rock, located in The Garden of the Gods recreational area. This rock formation is featured on the 2016 IL state quarter.

Come visit the best kept secret in Southern Illinois!

Cave-in-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging 
420 East Park Rd.
P.O. Box 125
Cave-in-Rock, IL 62919
Phone (618) 289-4545

Cave-In-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging