Playgrounds and Picnic Shelters are now open but limited to groups of 50 people or less at both parks.

Parking lots at both Matthiessen and Starved Rock fill to capacity and close Thursday-Sundays as well as holidays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. between the months of May-October.

Toxic Algae Bloom found along Illinois River at Starved Rock State Park. IEPA and IDPH are asking residents to use caution when recreating on portions of the Illinois River after confirming a toxic algal bloom last week. For additional information, check the link below.

Social Distancing Guidelines and Masks are still required during phase 4 while visiting state parks and utilizing restrooms and dining inside of buildings.