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

  Campgrounds

 

 

McHenry County Conservation District has five campgrounds to choose from for your group outings or individual/family weekend outdoor adventures under the stars.

 

Campground Season:
April 1–November 30

 

Thomas Woods (Individual Campsites)
May 2 – October 26
 
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New for 2014: Thomas Woods open Friday & Saturday nights only; Except holiday weekends*

No online /credit card reservations For Thomas Woods accepted. Phone in, e-mail or on site reservations only - Cash or Check. More information......


 

Scout Group CampingGroup Campground Reservations:
Group campgrounds can be reserved daily
for up to a three nights stay.

NOTE: NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD!
Firewood is provided.

 

Check-in no later than 7:00 p.m.
Check-out by 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 


 

REGISTER For Group Campgrounds ONLINE
or CALL (815) 338-6223 to make your RESERVATION today!


 

NOTE: Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Payment for online reservations required in full at time of reservation. Payment for phone reservations must be paid in full within 10 business days of making the reservation.


Refunds are only issued on cancellations received ten (10) working days in advance. No refunds or carry over reservations due to weather-related conditions. Fees are listed as per night stay.

A holiday weekend surcharge applies for each night of the Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July Weekends.

 

* 2014 Holiday Weekend Schedule & Surcharge Dates:

     Memorial Day Weekend   Friday, May 23 - Monday, May 26

     July 4th Weekend           Thursday, July 3 - Sunday, July 6

     Labor Day Weekend        Friday, August 29 - Monday, Sept. 1

 


 

Group Campgrounds


 

Beck's Woods printable map
5940 N. Pagles Road, Chemung
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing


Group Camping:
25 people, parking for 6 cars
Fees: $20 Residents / $40 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Hickory Grove Riverfrontprintable map
500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane, Cary
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Trails, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing


Group Camping:
25 people, parking for 5 cars
Fees: $20 Residents / $40 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

The Hollowsprintable map
3804 Route 14, Cary
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking


Small Group Camping Area A
(Sites 8–9 on map): 40 people, parking for 50
Fees: $20 Residents / $40 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Small Group Camping Area B (Sites 10–12 on map): 40 people, parking for 50
Cost: $20 Residents / $40
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Large Group Camping Area (Sites 1–7 on map): 100 people, parking for 50
Fees: $40 Residents / $80 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $20 Residents / $30 Non-Residents

Marengo Ridgeprintable map
3100 N. Route 23, Marengo
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing

 

Small Group Camping Area (Sites 1–3 on map): 40 people, parking for 18
Fees: $20 Residents / $40 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Large Group Camping Area (Sites 4–8 on map): 100 people, parking for 18
Fees: $40 Residents / $80 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $20 Residents / $30 Non-Residents

Thomas Woods Tent Sites: 29 sites
Thomas Woods RV Sites: 18 sites
(No utilities at RV sites except Site #0, electric and water; and Site #4, electric only)

Rush Creekprintable map
20501 McGuire Road, Harvard
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Trails, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing

 

Small Group Camping Area (Large Group Area on map): 30 people, parking for 20
Cost: $20 Residents / $40 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Large Group Camping Area (Sites 1–6 on map): 50 people, parking for 20
Cost: $40 Residents / $80 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $20 Residents / $30 Non-Residents

 


 

INDIVIDUAL CAMP SITES - THOMAS WOODS CAMPGROUND


 

Group campingThomas Woods - Individual Camp Sites

at Marengo Ridge     Campsite Map

May 2 – October 26    

3100 N. Route 23, Marengo

 

Activities: Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing

Check-in no later than 7:00 p.m.
Check-out by 2:00 p.m.

 

Fees: fees are listed as per night stay.

Non-Electric Site:
$10.00 Residents / $15 Non-Residents

Electric RV Only Site:
$20 Residents / $30 Non-Residents
Holiday weekend surcharge: $2 Residents; $5 Non-Residents

 

NOTE: NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD!   Firewood can be purchased for $5 a bundle.


Reservations:

NEW for 2014 Open Friday & Saturday Nights only. (Except Holiday Weekends*.)

No online /credit card reservations accepted for Thomas Woods
Phone-in in advance or make on site reservations with camp host Cash or Check only.

 

Register by phone: Reservations are taken until Thursday at 11:00 am for the upcoming weekend. CALL 815.338-6223, ext. 1200.  Phone reservations made more than two weeks in advance must be paid for within ten (10) working days of making the reservation. Phone reservations made less than two weeks in advance may be paid for on-site with cash or check only.

Reserve by e-mail: Reservations are taken until Thursday at 11:00 am for the upcoming weekend. E-mail online@mccdistrict.org. Please include your name, address, phone number, dates, arrival/departure times and site you are interested. Please include an alternate site in case your first choice is not available. Reservations made more than two weeks in advance must be paid for within ten (10) working days of making the reservation. Phone reservations made less than two weeks in advance may be paid for on-site with cash or check only.

Reservations on Site: If space is available, Thomas Woods Campers are welcome to make reservations upon arrival with the camp Campground Host (first come/first served).
Note:
No Credit Card Payments. Cash or Check only.




FOR A FROSTY WINTER EXCURSION

Bring your cross country skis or snow shoes,

layer up, and enjoy the solace of the woods in the winter.

 

Winter Camping
Dec. 1–March 31
Marengo Ridge Group Campground

3100 N. Route 23, Marengo

Activities: Camping, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Cross Country Skiing


 

 

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