Are you ready to rush out and visit Matthiessen and Starved Rock State Park as soon as they open or no thank you?
Park officials want eager visitors to know that when the attractions reopen Friday, parking will be limited at both parks. You’ll be asked to practice social distancing and not be in a group of more than 10 people. Trails are muddy so also dress appropriately. Officials also say visitors should pay attention to stationary maps and directional signs along the trails.
Keep in mind that not everything will be back open next weekend. Starved Rock’s lower area and boat ramp are closed due to flooding and the visitor center won’t be open either. Campgrounds, restrooms and concessions will be open. If you want to reserve a campsite, you can do that now.