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7/11/2014 2:29:00 PM
Interior trails remain closed Starved Rock State Park

NT Staff

Interior hiking trails remain closed at Starved Rock State Park due to storm damage.

Areas closed include St. Louis Canyon, the boat ramp, west picnic areas and the road to those areas, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Hanging limbs, damaged trees and other debris left from a storm June 30 continue to pose a safety hazard.

Portions of the park that are open include:

  • Starved Rock Lodge.
  • Visitor center, with regular hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Main parking and picnic areas.
  • French Canyon, reachable from a trail near the lodge.
  • Trails to canyons at the east end of the park including Ottawa, Kaskaskia and Illinois canyons.
  • Lone Point Shelter.
  • The campground.
  • Matthiessen State Park.

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