IMPORTANT: Matthiessen Dells/Upper Dells trail- Please note the trail to Strawberry Rock and the south bridge has a major washout and will be closed until further notice. The south bridge and stairway from the upper dells is accessible by crossing the bridge at the bottom of the stairway from the parking lot and proceed to head west.
IMPORTANT: Vermillion River Area Horseback Trails are now OPEN as of October 9th, 2019. All other horseback trails as well as the equestrian campground remain closed.
Canyons, streams, prairie and forest combine to delight visitors at Matthiessen State Park. Located in central LaSalle County, approximately 4 miles south of Utica and 3 miles east of Oglesby, Matthiessen is a paradise for those interested in geology, as well as recreation. Visitors can expect to see beautiful rock formations in addition to unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. All of this, along with park and picnic facilities, make Matthiessen State Park a popular choice for an outing.
Matthiessen Brochure.pdfMatthiessen Trail Map 2.pdf