Starved Rock, Matthiessen state parks near 3 million visitors as 2022 draws to a close

Utica poised for third-most visitors in village history

Kylie Mattioda owner of Wears Well holds displays a Starved Rock and Matthiessen shirt in her store on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 in Utica.
Fall colors pop at Matthiessen Lake at Matthiessen State Park on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 in Oglesby.
Larry and Robin McCasland of Utica, take photos of the sunflowers on Tuesday July 12, 2022 at Matthiessen State Park in Oglesby.
Kylie Mattioda owner of Wears Well holds a Starved Rock and Matthiessen shirt in her store on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 in Utica.