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

  Conservation District Sites Maps & Amenities

 

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McHenry County Conservation District's 25,021 acres of open space provides wildlife habitat preservation, educational opportunities and recreational amenities for the citizens of McHenry County to appreciate and enjoy. Thirty-three sites are currently open to the public featuring four educational facilities, hiking, biking and horseback trails, picnic shelters, camp sites, fishing sites, cross-country skiing and a multitude of rare plants and animals. The District also boasts 17 dedicated State Nature Preserves within its sites.

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Conservation Site Maps and Amenities


Conservation Site
Map
Bike Trails
Camping
Canoeing
Cross Country Ski
Facility

Fishing

Hiking Icon

horseback riding trails

Picnic Shleters
Snowmobile

Sled Hill

Site Map

Beck's Woods
283 acres
5940 N. Pagles Rd., Chemung

Site Map
fishing
Piscasaw Creek
.5 mile

Boger Bog — 37 acres
2100 Cherry Valley Rd.,
Bull Valley

Site Map
1 mile
Boone Creek — 608 acres
916 Cold Springs Road,
Bull Valley
Site Map            
1.98 miles

1.3 mi loop
   
Brookdale— 1,645 acres
18410 U.S. Hwy 14, Woodstock
Site Map

 

Administrative
Office & Police

fishing Handicap fishing bridge access
11 acre pond

1 mile
Coral Woods — 775 acres
7400 Somerset, Marengo
Site Map
1.5 miles
Beginner
2.8 miles
County Line Rd. Access — 10 acres
4700 County Line Rd, Marengo
Site Map
fishing
Kishwaukee River
.3 miles

Dufield Pond — 78 acres
N : 11750 Country Club Rd/
S : 11418 McConnell Rd., Woodstock

Map Icon

fishing

7 acre pond

Elizabeth Lake
Nature Preserve
Varga Archeological Site
- 345 acres
11000 Lakeview Road, Richmond
Site Map
2 miles
Exner Marsh — 233 acres
Lakewood & Miller Roads, Lake in the Hills
Site Map
1.5 miles
Beginner
1.5 miles
Fel-Pro RRR — 277 acres
1520 Crystal Lake Ave, Cary
Site Map
2 miles
Beginner
Disc Golf Course
fishing
2 ponds
4 acres / 1 acre

2.2 miles

Paved handicap Trails

Fox Bluff — 279 acres
Cary Algonquin & Cold Springs Rds., Cary
Site Map
.5 miles
fishing
Fox River
.75 mile
Glacial Park 3,382 acres
Route 31 & Harts Road, Ringwood
Site Map

4 miles
Beginner*
2 miles

Advanced*

Lost Valley Visitor Center; Powers-Walker House; Research Field Station

fishing
Nippersink Creek
5 miles


5+ miles

Harrison Benwell — 74 acres
7055 McCullom Lake Road, Wonder Lake
Site Map
2 miles
Beginner
1.7 miles

Hickory Grove Highlands and Lyons Prairie & Marsh
— 411 acres
500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane, Cary

Site Map
4.5 Beginner
/1.25* solar lit
fishing
Fox River
4 miles

4.75 miles

Conservation Site
Map
Bike Trails
Camping
Canoeing
Cross Country Ski
Facility

Fishing


Hiking Icon

horseback riding trails

Picnic Shleters
Snowmobile

Sled Hill

High Point — 253 acres
10250 Reese Road, Harvard
Site Map
1 mile
The Hollows — 478 acres
3804 U.S. Highway 14, Cary
Site Map
1 mile
Beginner
1.75 miles*
Intermediate

fishing
3 Ponds
22 acres / 12 acres 2.5 acres

5.5 miles

Keystone Road
Canoe Landing
6500 Keystone Rd., Wonder Lake

Site Map
fishing
Nippersink Creek

Kishwaukee Headwaters
— 153 acres
U.S. Highway 14 & Dean St., Woodstock

Site Map
1.75 miles
Lake in the Hills Fen
408 acres
1500 Jefferson St.,
Lake In the Hills

Site Map
1.5 miles
Beginner
1.3 miles
Marengo Ridge
— 818 acres

3100 North Route 23, Marengo
Site Map
2.2 miles
Beginner*
2.3 miles
Intermediate *
fishing
1 acre
5 miles

Nippersink Canoe Base — 370 acres
400 E. Route 12, Spring Grove

Site Map
fishing
Nippersink Creek
.35 mile
North Branch — 521 acres
11500 N. Keystone Rd., Richmond
Site Map

**

Camp by bike

1.5 miles


1.5 miles

Pioneer Road
Canoe Landing
7300 Pioneer Rd., Richmond
Site Map
fishing
Nippersink Creek
Pleasant Valley
— 2,073 acres
13315 Pleasant Valley Rd., Woodstock
Site Map
2.7 miles*
Beginner

fishing
2 acre pond

5 miles

1.3 miles
Rush Creek — 664 acres
20501 McGuire Road, Harvard
Site Map
3 miles*
Beginner
fishing
4 acre pond
2 miles

5.5 miles

Silver Creek — 840 acres
1200 Block Rawson Bridge Road, Cary

Site Map
1.3 miles
Beginner
Praireview
Education Ctr.
2112 Behan Rd Crystal Lake
fishing
1 acre pond
5 miles
Stickney Run — 629 acres
3216 West State Park Road, McHenry

Site Map

 

Site Map

1 mile

Beginner

1.25 miles

1.25 miles

Winding Creek — 359 acres
8415 Johnson Rd., Hebron
Site Map

fishing
1 acre
1.7 miles

* Groomed Trail with 4" of snow. | **Overnight camp area for long distance cyclists. |
† Horse trailer parking not available.

Regional Trail Routes
Regional Trails Map
Length
Bike Trails Canoeing Cross Country Ski Hiking Trails Horse Trails Snowmobile Trails
Hebron Trail
Hebron-Richmond
Site Map
7 miles


 7 miles

H.U.M. Trail
Union-Marengo

Trail head1 block NE of Rt. 20 on Prospect St. behind Marengo Middle School.

Site Map
3.5 miles
Paved handicap Trail
 

Nippersink Canoe Trail
Ringwood - Spring Grove

Site Map
15 miles
 

Prairie Trail North
McHenry - Wis. State Line

Site Map
9 miles
14 miles
Barnard Mill Rd. S. to 176

8.25 miles

Prairie Trail South
Algonquin-McHenry

Site Map
17 miles

Paved Handicapp Accessible Trail
 
Ridgefield Trace
Woodstock - Crystal Lake
Site Map
3 miles

Paved handicap Trail

   

Stone Mill Trail
Harvard - Chemung

Site Map
1.5 miles

Paved Handicap Trail
   

** Camp by Bike.


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