Parts of some Illinois' state parks are flooded, so park users are being advised to check the DNR website before they go to see what park areas are open or closed.
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“It's important, not just for safety, but for convenience,” says Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “You're looking to spend some time at a campground or a day-use area, and part of it has been closed because there's been some flash flooding or some trees down, you can find that out on our web site, and you'll know ahead of time. One of the more recent incidents has been the flash-flood closure of trails and the horse camp at the Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area near Oakwood. One of Illinois' most popular state parks, Starved Rock, is suffering the closure of a boat ramp, a picnic area, and a parking lot.