Matthiessen State Park is a lovely park that is beautifully unpopulated, compared to its sister park, Starved Rock. In the same region as Starved Rock, Matthiessen State Park is less crowded and has many of the same topographical features, including canyons, waterfalls, and rock cliffs. In summer, the park is wonderfully green. Paths lead to interesting rock formations, many of them in the midst of waterfalls. Sneak behind cascading water at the so-called “Giant’s Bathtub” to enjoy the verdant woods framed by cave walls and the shimmering falls. Gain a vantage point by climbing LaSalle Canyon, carved out by glacial waters. This summer, stay the night to make the most of Illinois’ natural beauty at one of our stylish camping rentals near Matthiessen State Park.