For water lovers, Matthiessen State Park is a water wonderland. From plunging waterfalls, to river stepping stones, to hidden lagoons nestled under a bridge, there is so much to explore around this wondrous Illinois state park. Just a few miles south of the famous Starved Rock, Matthiessen has just as much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. With hikes ranging from easy to challenging, and diverse landscapes of shining waters and steep sandstone cliffs, whatever path is taken will lead to somewhere beautiful. After a day full of hiking the trails and discovering nature’s gems at the state park, tuck into a cozy eco-friendly cottage nearby and enjoy a restful night’s slumber under the stars. Book one of these green glamping rentals and make some lasting memories!