Effective immediately: Illinois Department of Natural Resources closes all state sites

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 16, 2020) – To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation issued on March 9, 2020, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the closure of all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites as well as the cancellation of upcoming scheduled events.

IDNR will work with the Governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide information as to the schedule for safely reopening our facilities.

All Illinoisans impacted by a cancellation or closure are encouraged to call the IDNR’s Parks Administrative Information Line Monday–Friday at 217-782-6752. A complete listing of state sites can be found on the IDNR website:

For more information on COVID-19, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health:

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