Below are alerts listed from the park


Please visit for state park closures regarding trails, buildings, and sites. Under the Parks and Recreation tab visitors may click on state parks and visit a state park’s webpage for further park information to help them plan their trip before heading out to the park to hike or camp.

The Starved Rock Visitor Center is now open to the public Mondays through Sundays from 9-4. Closed on Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr, and President’s Day.

During the months of April through October 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.

Social Distancing Guidelines and Masks are still required while visiting state parks and utilizing restrooms for those not vaccinated.

Tonti Canyon and Bridge Remains Closed.

Broken BridgePlease note that all trails remain open at the park but for the brown Bluff trail above French Canyon, Beehive Overlook, Owl Canyon Overlook, Tonti Canyon and Tonti bridge. Hike safely!

To report an emergency or get police help

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