Matthiessen State Park is an Illinois state park located a few miles south of the more famous Starved Rock State Park. The main entrances to both parks are located on Illinois State Route 178.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matthiessen State Park and many more Utica attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Utica itinerary planner.
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Took a 3 day camping trip to see Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks. Both were beautiful, however, with 2 dogs, we didn’t do extensive hiking.Stayed at Nature’s Way Campground, which was very...
Took a 3 day camping trip to see Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks. Both were beautiful, however, with 2 dogs, we didn’t do extensive hiking.Stayed at Nature’s Way Campground, which was very... more »
An incredible experience, amazing place to visit and truly worth the driving. A lot of amazing nature scenes. Different kinds of trees and plants, wonderful water fall , the huge rocks and caves and the trees climbing over the rocks. Down hill where you can enjoy taking pictures in front of the water fall but caution as it s slippery and easily anyone can fall in the water, it s not deep but I would recommend another pair of socks and shoes . This place has plenty of stairs going up and down so if anyone can’t use stairs, this place will be so difficult then. Enjoyed a lot the freshness of the air , the variety of birds and the beauty of the nature. Free admission and closed by sunset
Beautiful beyond words! I cannot wait for spring/summer to come hiking. I love that they have the easy and hard way to do these trails. So much fun and so peaceful and beautiful. Wow. Waterfalls are amazing 😍
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