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 thru Thurs. 7am-8pm, Fri. & Sat 7am-9pm, and Sun. 7am-6pm. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining room or enjoy the amazing view while dining on our patio. We have an all you can eat buffet every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, including breakfast buffet on Saturday during in-season. Winter hours Mon-Sat 8am-7pm and Sun 8am-3pm with lunch buffet on Sunday. A full alcohol menu 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.
2 privately owned homes, fully furnished, are available year round.
Our spacious duplex cabins sit atop an 80 foot bluff overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. Sit on your 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.
Cave in Rock State Park Restaurant/Kaylors'
is a reasonably priced family style restaurant. The restaurant menu features
everything from sandwiches to steaks, to homemade desserts, specializing in the regional
favorite, catfish. Kaylors' also offers a full alcohol bar for your dining pleasure.