Starved Rock State Park had several thousand people visit the park in June. On her Facebook page this week, State Senator Sue Rezin said that the park had 363,836 visitors in June, which is the second largest monthly total in park history.
She said as many of you know, Starved Rock has been dealing with issues of overcrowding, people parking dangerously on the side of the road and an uptick of visitors littering.
In the Facebook page status, Rezin said there are concerns that July is on pace to match or exceed that total, which will only compound the ongoing issues.
The park continues to need additional resources to help deal with the large crowds of visitors and the upkeep of the park’s trails to ensure that our beloved park can be enjoyed for generations.