|Illinois Passes Landowner Liability Protections|
Back in 2009, the State of Illinois changed its Recreational Use Statute, restricting private landowner liability protections to include only recreational hunting and shooting. This change weakened private landowner protections and contributed to the closure of privately owned Draper’s Bluff. We are happy to report that last month, the State of Illinois expanded its Recreational Use Statute to include “outdoor recreational use,” which includes rock climbing. This change will strengthen liability protections for private landowners in Illinois who open their land to climbing. Recreational Use Statutes are laws designed to encourage private landowners to open their properties to hunters, anglers, and other recreationalists by limiting the landowner’s liability. All 50 states have these laws.
Learn more about recreational use statutes