Below are alerts listed from the park

Matthiessen Dells Area has RE-OPENED as of 10/08/20

Matthiessen Vermillion River Access Area remains closed as of 10/08/20


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.

Tonti Canyon and Bridge Remains Closed.

Broken BridgePlease note that all trails remain open at the park but for the Tonti Canyon access and Tonti bridge. Hike safely!

To report an emergency or get police help

  • Emergency – Call 911
  • Conservation Police (815) 667-4726