Matthiessen, located just three miles south of Starved Rock State Park off Route 178, offers over six miles of beautiful tree-lined cross country skiing trails.
Best of all, the park sports a ski rental kiosk (weather allowing) from December through March. The rental cabin is located near the shelter and fort at the Park's Dells entrance, The rental stand, operated by a third party vendor, is open Saturdays and Sundays when snow is on the ground from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ski maps are available at the rental stand and at the Starved Rock Visitors Center.
Call 815-667-4726 to check conditions and status before coming to use these facilities.
Matthiessen State Park
Oglesby, IL 61348