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Matthiessen State Park

UPDATE March 21, 2020:  

Illinois State Parks, including Starved Rock/Matthiessen state parks, are closed until further notice in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.  This closure includes all facilities at the parks including the Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center.  All trails are closed to public hiking at this time.  All programs and events are canceled for the months of March and April. 

 

IMPORTANT: Horseback Riders:  The Switchback trail between the Dells and VRA areas is indefinitely closed due to wash out and hazardous trail conditions.  

The equestrian trails and campground will remain open (weather permitting) through noon of November 17th, 2019.   

Canyons, streams, prairie and forest combine to delight visitors at Matthiessen State Park. Located in central LaSalle County, approximately 4 miles south of Utica and 3 miles east of Oglesby, Matthiessen is a paradise for those interested in geology, as well as recreation. Visitors can expect to see beautiful rock formations in addition to unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. All of this, along with park and picnic facilities, make Matthiessen State Park a popular choice for an outing.

Matthiessen Trail Map 2.pdfMatthiessen Trail Map 2.pdf

 

Park Information:

Northwestern Illinois

Box 509
Utica IL 61373

815-667-4868  

DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov

 

N: 41.286
W: -89.025




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