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July 4th numbers at Starved Rock fall well below Memorial Day crowds

Posted by wlpo on July 5, 2016

While Starved Rock State Park was plenty busy this past weekend, attendance numbers are way down from Memorial Day weekend.

According to Office Coordinator Cheryl Barto with Starved Rock, over 68,000 people spent time at the state park between Saturday and Monday. Sunday was the single busiest day with over 25,000 visitors. The park had to be temporarily closed for about an hour Sunday afternoon because of the crowd.

Matthiessen State Park saw over 14,000 visitors between this past Saturday and Monday. The busiest day was also Sunday with a little less than 6,000 visitors.

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