Hikers, campers, picnickers, and canoeists frequent this 30-acre site, making it one of the state's most popular state parks. Fishing, boating and bird watching are also popular activities. This picturesque park is bordered on the south by the Illinois & Michigan Canal and to the north by Nettle Creek which gently flows along the perimeter and through the park adding to its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife.
Matthiessen State Park near Starved Rock State Park. Both are a great place for a family hike! Gorgeous waterfalls, beautiful forests and awesome hiking trails. Illinois travelers and residents should check this place out!