Trip Planner:   USA  /  Illinois  /  Utica  /  Matthiessen State Park

Matthiessen State Park, Utica

#2 of 10 in Things to do in Utica
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Matthiessen State Park is an Illinois state park located a few miles south of the more famous Starved Rock State Park. The main entrances to both parks are located on Illinois State Route 178.

It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matthiessen State Park and many more Utica attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Utica itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Matthiessen State Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Matthiessen State Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
495 reviews
  • I went over there yesterday with my 6 yrs old son. It was a wonderful experience! We enjoyed so much walking on the rocks to pass a few rivers over there. Some of the path were a little bit...  more »
  • We loved the Dells part of this park - every trail was fun and interesting, and they were well-marked with maps at key points. Recommend doing this first thing in the day as there are a lot of ups...  more »
  • I LOVE this place! I've been here many times over the past few years. It's beautiful in all seasons. The waterfalls are especially stunning in the spring after/as the snow melts. I adore Matthiessen and would have gotten married here had I not moved away. Genuinely one of my top three places in the whole state. 💖💖💖
  • This place is simply amazing!! Very relaxing and quiet. Be aware that the trails might be little slippery after rain. Totally worth the trip from Chicago. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance