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MATTHIESSEN STATE PARK

Canyons, rock formations, waterfalls, and even a fort, Matthiessen State Park is sure to impress visitors. Matthiessen is also known as the sister park to Starved Rock.

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Canyons and Waterfalls

Matthiessen features and an upper and lower canyon, and 5 seasonal waterfalls commonly flowing in the Spring and after heavy rains. 

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Vermillion River

The Vermillion River weaves its way through Matthiessen, which makes for the perfect addition in this park.

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Scenic Hiking Trails

The 5 miles of trails through cliffs, canyons, and bluffs at Matthiessen offer some of the best hiking in the Midwest.