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Matthiessen State Park

Closure Announcements:

The nature preserves of Marjory C Carlson, Mitchells Grove, and Sandy Ford
Shotgun season:
November 16th, 17th, 18th
November 29th, 30th
December 1st and 2nd.
Muzzleloader season:
December 7-9th
CWD Firearm:
December 27-Dec 30th
January 18-20, 2019



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.


Park Information:

Northwestern Illinois

Box 509
Utica IL 61373



N: 41.286
W: -89.025

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