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Feel like getting back to nature? Come to McHenry County, where the McHenry County Conservation District has 25,021 acres of open space dedicated to serving both wildlife and visitors. Come see the wildlife in its natural habitat and take advantage of our educational opportunities and recreational amenities.

The MCCD has 17 dedicated State Nature Preserves and 33 sites open to the public. Each has varied offerings, including trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, as well as sites designed for picnicking and camping. Numerous sites have waterways open to fishing, and all sites are excellent places to view wildlife. To access the MCCD maps and a list of each site’s amenities, click here. For a description of each site and a map of all MCCD sites, click here.

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Alpine Accessories

9219 South State Rt. 31
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-854-4754

Paddleboard lessons and rentals are provided by Alpine Accessories at Three Oaks Recreation Area. Make reservations by calling 847-854-4754 or online. Walk ups on availability....

Chicago Northwest KOA

8404 South Union Road
Union, IL 60180
800-562-2827

A family campground with planned activities on weekends from Memorial Day thru Labor Day (hay-wagon rides, movies, face painting, flashlight candy hunt and a lot more). Have fun at Donley's Wild West Town next door, visit the Illinois Railway...

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...

Huntley Park District

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

The Huntley Park District has been providing Recreation for Generations since 1965. Facilities include the REC Center which features a fitness center, Seedlings Preschool and theater. Stingray Bay Family Outdoor Aquatic Center, Tomaso Sports Par...

Norge Ski Club

100 Ski Hill Rd.
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
847-639-9718

We are the oldest, continuously open ski club in the United States. The club was started in 1905 by a group of Norwegian men. Most lived in Chicago and came out to Fox River Grove to ski jump. They created cottages on our club grounds to give...

Pinecrest Golf Club, Restaurant and Banquet Facility

11220 Algonquin Road
Huntley, IL 60142
847-669-1400

Pinecrest Golf Club is an 18-Hole, 6,666 yard, par 72 Championship Golf Course known for its pristine and friendly playing conditions. The course offers four different sets of tees to play from and has five lakes, 63 sand bunkers and multiple m...

The Bike Haven McHenry

3318 W. Pearl St.
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-4642

The Bike Haven is McHenry, Illinois' source for professional, honest and experienced bicycle sales, service and rentals. We strive to have something for your every cycling need, whether you are looking for cruisers, path, top-of-the-line road a...

The Bike Haven Woodstock

132 Cass St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-308-5840

The Bike Haven is McHenry, Illinois' source for professional, honest and experienced bicycle sales, service and rentals. We strive to have something for your every cycling need, whether you are looking for cruisers, path, top-of-the-line road a...

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...

Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team

PO Box 518
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-321-3846

This 140-plus member team is a four-time National Show Ski Champion and has placed in the top five in the nation every year since 1996. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the ski team performs a free show on select Fridays at 7:00 p.m. (see we...
 
 



Blackstone Golf Club
9700 St. Andrews Drive
Marengo, IL 60152
815-923-1800

Boone Creek Golf Course
6912 Mason Hill Road
Bull Valley, IL 60050
815.455.6900

Boulder Ridge Country Club
350 Boulder Drive
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-854-3010

Cary Country Club
2400 Grove Lane
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-6582

Cary Park District
255 Briargate Rd.
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-6100

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

Chalet Hills Golf Club
943 Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-0666

Chapel Hill Country Club
2500 Chapel Hill Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-3337

Craig Woods Golf Course
5915 S. Route 47
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-3111

Crystal Highlands Golf Center
8917 Ackman Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847.659.1766

Crystal Lake Park Distirct
One East Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680

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

Crystal Woods Golf Club
5915 S. Route 47
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-3111

Duke's On The Water
5517 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9980

Foxford Hills Golf Club
6800 S. Rawson Bridge Road
Cary , IL 60013
815-639-0400

Glacial Park - McHenry County Conservation District
Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-338-6223

Golf Club of Illinois
1575 Edgewood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-4400

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

Hunter Country Club
5419 Kenosha Street
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-7940

Knox Park Pool
201 S. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
815-363-2169

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

Lakemoor Golf Club
29000 Sullivan Lake Road
Lakemoor, IL 60050
815-759-0011

Lippold Park Family Golf Center
1251 W. Route 176
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-477-5401

Lost Valley Visitor Center at Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Road
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-4532

Lucky Brake Bicycles
470 W. Virginia St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-1833

Marengo Ridge Golf and Country Club
9106 Harmony Hill Road
Marengo, IL 60152
815-923-2332

McHenry County Conservation District
18410 US Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223

McHenry Riverwalk District
Green Street to Riverside Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
815-363-2100

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

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

Oak Grove Golf Course
16914 Oak Grove Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815-648-2550

Old Top Farm Golf Course
2120 Crystal Lake Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815.479.9361

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

Pistakee Country Club
815 Bay Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815.385.9854

Plum Tree National Golf Course
19511 Lembcke Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-7474

Prairie Isle Golf Club
2216 Route 176
Prairie Grove, IL 60012
815-356-0202

RedTail Golf Club
7900 RedTail Drive
Lakewood, IL 60014
815-477-0055

Scull & Oars Canoe and Kayak Rental
6014 N Mill Dr
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-790-4249

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

The Hollows - McHenry County Conservation District
3804 US Highway 14
Cary, IL 60013
815-338-6223

The Quarry Cable Park
5517 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-9688

The Village of Lake in the Hills Bike Paths
Village of Lake in the Hills
Lake in the Hills , IL 60156
847-960-7460

Village of Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills , IL 60156
847-960-7460

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

Waters Edge Golf Course
4005 Illinois 23
Marengo, IL 60152
815.568.5983

Whisper Creek Golf Club
12840 Del Webb Boulevard
Huntley, IL 60156
847.515.7682

Whispering Meadow Golf Club
25010 Il Route 173
Harvard, IL 60033
815.943.7406

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

Woodstock Water Works
1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-4896



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