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Illini State Park: Open for holiday weekend

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Unexpectedly, there's another camping option for the holiday weekend in central Illinois at Illini State Park, which will be open from noon tomorrow through
Tuesday morning.

Here are the details from the IDNR:

Illini State Park campgrounds open for July 4 Holiday Weekend

Marseilles, IL - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced that the campgrounds at Illini State Park in LaSalle County will open for the July 4th holiday weekend.

The campgrounds at the park will be open from noon on Friday, July 1 through the morning of Tuesday, July 5, at which time the campgrounds will again be closed pending the completion of more permanent repairs to the park's wastewater treatment system. A failure in that system has forced the shutdown of the campgrounds, shower building, restroom building and park concession building during the last two months.

The campgrounds dump station is being pumped out and monitored this weekend to allow the campgrounds to be opened for the holiday weekend. Shower building, restroom and concession facilities will remain closed.

It is expected that a contractor will begin work on more permanent repairs to the wastewater system in July, during which time facilities at the park affected by the wastewater system shutdown will remain closed.

Illini State Park remains open for picnics and hiking - and the park's boat ramp remains open. Vault toilet privies are available in all areas of the park.

Updates on Illini State Park and all IDNR sites are available on the IDNR website at

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