This page lists current closures of DNR Sites and Areas, by geographic region.
Notices are updated on a continuous basis, so please check before you start your trip.
During hunting season, many sites are closed or partially closed to the public. Public should contact the site directly for closure updates and/or winter hours before going to site.
Argyle Lake State Park - The shower building at Argyle Lake State Park is closed to the public until renovation work can be completed. This is the only shower building in the campground at Argyle Lake. The structure was already undergoing roof replacement but that project is suspended. The condition of the building deteriorated during the winter months, and may pose a safety hazard.
Big River State Forest - Lower campground is closed - 15 camp sites
Castle Rock State Park - the south trails area of the park are closed 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. through May 12th due to spring turkey season.
North Zone Spring Turkey Hunting Season begins April 11th and runs through May 12th, 2016. Many parks in East Central Illinois will be closed to Mushroom Hunting until 1:00 pm daily during this hunting season. Contact the park you intend to visit for further information.
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