Cleanup and repairs needed after flooding at Starved Rock State Park

Cleanup and repairs needed after flooding at Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle County is dealing with the aftermath of major flooding on the Illinois River last month.

Floodwaters coated picnic areas and parking lots with mud and debris and infiltrated restrooms.

Site Superintendent Kerry Novak says staff members are working on dealing with the debris and mud.

The park is getting extra funds from the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources for the cleanup.

Novak predicts it’ll cost between $60,000 and $80,000. He hopes to start awarding bids for the various projects soon.

The picnic areas and boat launch are still closed.