Illinois Closes State Fisheries, Parks and Wildlife Areas


All Illinois parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites closed until further notice

In accordance to Governor JB Pritzker’s disaster proclamation issued on March 9, 2020, all Illinois state parks, fish and wildlife areas, and recreational areas are closed until further notice. This also includes any and all upcoming scheduled events at IDNR facilities.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said it will work tirelessly with the Governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), stating that the schedule for safely reopening facilities will continue to be monitored.


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

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For more information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH website here. You may also contact the IDPH at or call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931.


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