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Big crowds, possible closures expected at Illinois parks : Big crowds, possible closures expected at Illinois parks

Aug 28, 2019 - The Canadian Press

UTICA, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging visitors to some of northern Illinois' most popular state parks to arrive early and plan for longer travel times this holiday weekend.

IDNR officials say Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks are expecting some of the their heaviest traffic of the year over Labor Day weekend. Parks may be closed temporarily as parking lots reach capacity. The most likely times for closures are between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Visitors ...