Below are alerts listed from the park

Parks are closed

Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks are closed until further notice due to precautions set forth to safeguard visitors from the spread of the COVID 19 virus.

Thank you for understanding.
March Programs Cancelled at Starved Rock Visitor Center

The March 20th Equinox Night Hike at 7 p.m. as well as the March 29th, Mushrooms of Illinois program at 1:30 p.m. have been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconveniences. 

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