Outdoor Recreations

Miles of hiking trails, endless biking opportunities, fishing, boating, ballooning and even ski jumping, McHenry County is a literal playground for the outdoor enthusiast and an escape from the urban environment. Two state parks and over 20,000 acres of conservation district land are all waiting to be explored. Welcome . . .relax, rewind and refresh in McHenry County.

Boating
With the Fox River running through the heart of McHenry County there is always pleanty of activity on the river during summer.

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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

Flatwater Canoe and Kayak Rentals
8621 US HWY 12
Richmond, IL 60071
815-353-7333

Petersen Park Beach
McCullom Lake Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
815-363-2100

Three Oaks Recreation Area
Rte. 14 & Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2020

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

 

Camping
Now's a great time to load up the family and head off to a campsite. Some campgrounds have planned activities, some have fishing, boating and canoeing. But whatever you choose you'll be sure to have a good time.

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

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

 

Fishing
McHenry County offers fishing fun for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Whether your passion is fly rods and spring trout or bobbers for bluegills, there is something for everyone!

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

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

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

Petersen Park Beach
McCullom Lake Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
815-363-2100

Three Oaks Recreation Area
Rte. 14 & Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2020

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

 

Golf Courses
Featuring some of the most beatiful courses in the Midwest, McHenry County has championship level courses with unique natural terrain nestled in a rural enviroment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pinecrest Golf and Country Club
11220 Algonquin Road
Huntley, IL 60142
847-669-3111

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

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

 

Hiking and Biking
With over 41 miles of trails scattered throughout the county, it's a great place to spend time with your family and get away from the hectic everyday life; most trails are also available for Cross-Country Skiing, too!

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

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

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

Prairie Trail/Hebron Trail/The H.U.M. Trail
From Kane County to the Wisconsin State Line
McHenry County, IL 60098
815-338-6223

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

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

Three Oaks Recreation Area
Rte. 14 & Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2020

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

 

Parks
When visiting McHenry County take time to have a look at our parks. With so many activities to choose from, such as baseball, basketball and volleyball along with playgrounds and picnic areas, why not spend the day relaxing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Petersen Park Beach
McCullom Lake Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
815-363-2100

Three Oaks Recreation Area
Rte. 14 & Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2020

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

 

Skiing and Snowmobiling
Winter doesn't mean the end of Fun Filled Days in McHenry County; miles of cross-county skiing and snowmobiling trails offer the cold weather adventurer endless possibilities. State park and conservation district hiking trails are open year round and ice fishing is abundant.

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

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

 

Water Parks and Beaches

Butch Hagele Beach
71 Hilltop Drive
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460

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

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

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

Petersen Park Beach
McCullom Lake Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
815-363-2100

Three Oaks Recreation Area
Rte. 14 & Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2020

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


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