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7/2/20 @ 11:22 AM
Trapper jerry
User since 2/3/16

Every entrance to the park is open but as soon as it is at capacity, which will be at least by early to mid morning those entrances are shut down and you cannot drive in

7/1/20 @ 10:14 PM
Daryoosh
User since 6/28/20

Hello Mr. Trapper Jerry,

Thanks for the information. 

Do you know if the main entrance to the park near the waterpark is open? 

7/1/20 @ 1:18 PM
Trapper jerry
User since 2/3/16

As I tried to state and help you previously, with the exception of starved rock most of the area along the river is posted no trespassing. I’ve lived in this area almost all my life and take my word for it If you’re not at the park early I wouldn’t bother wasting your time and driving there because you will be disappointed. 4 July weekend is one of the busiest that there is at the state parks.

7/1/20 @ 11:12 AM
Daryoosh
User since 6/28/20

Hello everyone, 

I am planning to go on Saturday but can't go too early.

Does anyone know if the fishing area would be closed off if too many people show up?  Does anyone know if the area would be packed with people over the weekend? Thanks and please stay safe!

6/30/20 @ 12:31 PM
Trapper jerry
User since 2/3/16

Yes that area, and starved rock is open. But I’ll give you a suggestion, if your plan on going on the weekend you need to get there super early in the morning, because once they determine the park is full They close it down and you cannot get in. And I’m guessing that’s quite a way for you to come and have to turn around. I would suggest being there by at least 8 o’clock or 8:30 in the morning. Good luck to you

6/29/20 @ 9:53 PM
Daryoosh
User since 6/28/20

Is fishing allowed and open in the Utica area by the Starved Rock for the 4th of July holiday? Any restrictions? Thanks 

6/13/20 @ 10:48 PM
martinFishHunter
User since 12/31/11

Thank you all so much.

I'll take my wife and kids tomorrow and try our luck for whatever... maybe even carp ...

If it's swimming will try for it .

6/13/20 @ 1:14 PM
Gunnysack2
User since 11/21/19

Received confirmation that boat ramp is now open at Starved Rock.


6/13/20 @ 1:03 PM
Gunnysack2
User since 11/21/19

I would think the clean up has been completed by now.

6/13/20 @ 1:14 AM
martinFishHunter
User since 12/31/11

Anybody knows if the boat ramp is open ?

Jerry.?

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