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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...

Boger Bog

2100 Cherry Valley Rd
Bull Valley, IL 60098
815-338-6223

This intimate site features a one mile nature trail with boardwalk, council fire ring, and small picnic shelter. This 38-acre site is comprised of six different natural communities, including a mesic silt loam prairie, oak woodland and a sedg...

Boone Creek

916 Cold Springs Rd
Bull Valley, IL 60098
815-338-6223

The site protects the 12 mile Boon Creek headwaters, wetlands, recharge areas, and stream corridor. Explore a 1.5 mile hiking trail and enjoy picnicking, birding and a local horseback riding trail....

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...

Coral Woods

7400 Somerset
Marengo, IL 60152
815-338-6223

Dominated by a core of century old red and white oaks, the environmental significance of Coral Woods is the protection of these diminishing oak woodlands. Coral Woods represents one of only eight oak groves which remain in McHenry County that c...

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 blueg...

Elizabeth Lake Nature Preserve & Varga Archaeological Site

11000 Lakeview Road
Richmond, IL 60071
815-338-6223

Elizabeth Lake Nature Preserve Varga Archeological Site is a large, diverse wetland community composed of every different stage of high-quality wetland, including: graminoid fens, calcareous floating mats, graminoid bogs, marshes, low gradient c...

Exner Marsh

9000 Lakewood Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
815-338-6223

Exner Marsh lies in a shallow glacial lake bed now entirely underlain by organic deposits and bordered by uplands consisting of both glacial till and outwash deposits. It is representative of the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Div...

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 hik...

Gardens of Woodstock

5211 Swanson Rd.
Lakewood, IL 60098
815-337-2509

The Gardens of Woodstock is more than just plants . . . it's a destination. The Gardens feature several waterfalls and ponds. The original waterfall was small with only a 3 foot drop and a small pond. Today when you take a walk through The Ga...

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 acr...

H.U.M Trail - McHenry County Conservation District

Trailhead and parking located 1 block NE of Route 20 on Prospect Street
behind Marengo Middle School
Marengo, IL 60152
815-338-6223

The Huntley-Union-Marengo trail currently runs from East Street in Marengo to Vine Street in Union. This 3.5 mile paved multi-use trail provides a recreational amenity for bikers, rollerbladers and runners and dog walkers alike. Traveling alongs...

Harrison Benwell Conservation Area

7055 McCullom Lake Rd
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-338-6223

Harrison Benwell is one of the District’s oldest sites. It was one of the first properties acquired and the first site to open to the public in 1973. Recent restoration work in the oak and hickory woodland opened up the view and showcases the...

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 nex...

High Point Conservation Area

10250 Reese Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815-338-6223

Perched in the center of a three-mile radius, High Point Conservation Area boasts the highest glaciated point in Illinois at 1,189’ above sea level. This 253 acre oak and hickory savanna and ephemeral wetland complex mix, located between Reese ...

Lost Valley Visitor Center at Glacial Park

Route 31 & Harts Road
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-4532

Encompassing 3,200 acres, Glacial Park is the District's most well known conservation area, visited annually by more than 64,000 individuals. ...

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, ponds,...

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...
 
 



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

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

Lake in the Hills Fen
Pyott Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
815-338-6223

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

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

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

Volo Bog
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
815-344-1294



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