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Brookdale Conservation Area

18410 US Hwy 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338.6223

Located in the northwestern quadrant of the county, Brookdale offers a serene getaway from daily life. Visitors can enjoy a 1 mile mowed grass trail loop that transverses one side of the 11 acre pond, past a wildlife observation deck overlooking...

Dufield Pond

11750 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223

Dufield Pond offers both fishing and hiking opportunities. On the Country Club Road (north) entrance, fish in the 7 acre lake for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie channel catfish and yellow perch. In 2014, this lake was stocked with 50 bluegil...

Fel Pro RRR Conservation Area

1520 Crystal Lake Rd
Cary, IL 60012
815-338-6223

Fel-Pro RRR is a example of protecting natural areas habitat while providing diverse outdoor recreational opportunities. Unlike any other site the Conservation District owns, Fel-Pro RRR in Cary offers visitors activities more commonly associate...

Fox Bluff Conservation Area

1300 Cold Springs Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
815-338-6223

The Fox Bluff complex includes woodlands, wetlands, fens, wet prairies and 3,530 linear feet of shoreline along the Fox River. The topography is steep with varying slopes and ravines. The northern portion is currently open to the public for hiki...

Glacial Park

Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-338-6223

Glacial Park is McHenry County Conservation District’s most treasured open space holding, characterized by its rolling prairie, delta kames, oak savanna and the tranquil presence of the meandering Nippersink Creek. Encompassing over 3,400 ...

Hickory Grove Highlands/ Lyons Prairie & Marsh

500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane
Cary, IL 60013
815-338-6223

This site is so large that it is actually broken down into 3 parks (Hickory Grove Highlands, Hickory Grove Riverfront and Lyons Prairie & Marsh) that are all interconnected. Within these sites you can rent out one of three shelters for your ...

Marengo Ridge Conservation Area

2411 N. Route 23
Marengo, IL 60152
815-338-6223

Marengo Ridge Conservation Area is one of McHenry County’s most popular and treasured areas. It contains over 818 acres of oak and hickory woodlands interspersed with spruce, aspen, ash and sumac groves. The Marengo Moraine was created ...

McHenry County Conservation District

18410 US Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223

If you love to reconnect with nature, where better than at McHenry County Conservation District's 30 public sites? Hike, bike, boat, fish, amp or just enjoy watching the wildlife on more than 24,000 acres of woodlands, prairies, wetlands, po...

Nippersink Canoe Base

400 E. US Highway 12
Spring Grove, IL 60081
815-338-6223

Situated along the southern banks of Nippersink Creek, the 377-acre conservation site is home to a variety of natural communities including savanna and woodland, marsh, fen and sedge meadow. The creek and its wetlands support a thriving diversit...

Pleasant Valley Conservation Area

12215 Pleasant Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223

Pleasant Valley expands 2,080 acres and is a mosaic of natural areas. Within its borders exist a high-quality oak savanna, a grade ‘A’ stream, a never before plowed wetland and an impressive prairie ecosystem. This special combinatio...

Rush Creek Conservation Area

20501 McGuire Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815-338-6223

Rush Creek Conservation Area is 726 acres and contains a mixture of  upland forest, oak and hickory woodlands, wetlands and sedge meadows.  In addition, a one-mile section of the 12.5 mile Rush Creek traverses the site prior to enterin...

Silver Creek Conservation Area

1009 Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL 60013
815-338-6223

Silver Creek Conservation Area is comprised of several natural communities, including wetlands, prairie, and savannas. Wetlands are areas that are saturated by surface or ground water and have the ability to support aquatic or “water ...

Stickney Run Conservation Area

3216 West State Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-338-6223

This site is home to a variety of wildlife.  A large variety of birds can be found because of the many different types of habitats that can be found.  While on site, look for great blue herons, blue jays, red-tailed hawks, goldfinches ...

The Hollows

3804 US Highway 14
Cary, IL 60013
815-338-6223

Visitors can trek on over 6 miles of looped nature trails or cross-country ski on two miles of groomed trails in the winter. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a picnic at a picnic table or one of the 2 shelters. Pitch a tent, gather around a campfir...

Three Oaks Recreation Area

Rte. 14 & Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2020

Three Oaks Recreation Area provides visitors with a unique recreational experience. The Three Oaks Recreation Area is a reclaimed quarry that has pristine waters and excellent fishing. Patrons are able to rent rowboats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats...

Winding Creek Conservation District

8415 Johnson Road
Hebron, IL 60034
815-338-6223

A 1.7 mile looped multipurpose hiking trail runs through restored prairie and woodland or just a short .5 mile looped from the parking lot to around the pond. An early morning parking lot near the entrance off Johnson Road was included for those...
 
 



Chain O'Lakes State Park
8916 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
847-587-5512

Crystal Lake Park District Beaches
Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680

Huntley Park District
12015 Mill Street
Huntley, IL 60142
847-669-3180

Indian Trail Beach
228 Indian Trail
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460

Lake Julian
65 S. HWY. 14
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-3734

Moraine Hills State Park
1510 S. River Rd
McHenry, IL 60051
815-385-1624

Petersen Park Beach
4300 Petersen Park Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
8153824300

Woods Creek Lake / Nockels Park
149 Hilltop Drive
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460



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