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White Pines Forest State Park, IL

White Pines Forest Park Located in the heart of the Rock River valley, this charming 385-acre park is the south boundary of the old Chicago-Iowa Trail. History tells us that this was for years the principal route east and west across the northern part or the state. Today the ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Feb 19 2015   Later Dates

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Shelter Reservations are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department, in this circumstance the Site Manager will contact you prior to your reservation date to cancel and issue your refund.

* It is illegal to bring or possess on IDNR properties any firewood from out-of- state or from a Quarantine area or adjacent counties where wood exportation or movement has been prohibited by State or Fedral Law. * A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party. * At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors in youth group campgrounds. * Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only. * Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums. * The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through September 30 is 14 nights in any 30 day period. * Alcohol is prohibited in all campground areas. * All pets must be on a leash. * Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly. * All visitors are required to leave the campgrounds at or before 10:00PM. * Family campsite limits- 4 adults or 1 family per site, 2 tents per site. * Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office. * We hope you enjoy your stay or event¦ Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.

For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 815-946-3717
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Overview

Description

White Pines Forest Park Located in the heart of the Rock River valley, this charming 385-acre park is the south boundary of the old Chicago-Iowa Trail. History tells us that this was for years the principal route east and west across the northern part or the state. Today the park provides the perfect recipe for family get-aways. There are plenty of outdoor recreation activities, such as hiking, fishing, camping and picnicking. With lots of serene, picturesque beauty, and modern lodge facilities amidst a beautiful forest, there is no better way to retreat from the everyday routine than to rediscover yourself and family among the open spaces at White Pines. Among th park's most interesting features are the concrete fords that span the creeks, allowing the visitor, quite literally, to drive through the flowing streams. White Pines Inn, originally constructed by the Civilian Conversation Corps in the 1930s, has undergone an extensive renovation. Ther are 13 one-room cabins and 3 cabins with 4 rooms, for a total of 25 guest rooms. Each cabins sleeps four people and is complete with shower, gas log fireplace, one queen bed and one trundle bed. All cabins are air-conditioned and heated, and have telephones and televisions. Numerous homemade delicacies are offered at the White Pines Inn Restaurant. The restaurant can accommodate up to 223 people with several meeting/banquet rooms that seat up to 125. Wedding receptions, retreats, seminars and family reunions are all handled professionally and skillfully. For lodge reservations, call (815) 946-3817, or write White Pines Inn, 6712 West Pines Road, Mt. Morris, IL,61054, or visit us on the internet at www.whitepinesinn.com

Booking Window

Group Camp

Thu Aug 28 2014 - Thu Feb 19 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Shelter

Thu Aug 28 2014 - Sun Aug 23 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Tent Only

Thu Aug 28 2014 - Thu Feb 19 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Non Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Non Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • BATHHOUSE
  • Bird Watching
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
  • Handicap Sites
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Difficult
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • River/Stream
  • Sanitary Dump
  • Shelters
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water, Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Area attraction
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Church
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Propane
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Town
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

CANCELLATION POLICY:

CAMPSITES, CABINS:
Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Non Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Tent Only $10.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Tent Only $8.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Tent Only $8.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00
Non Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Tent Only $10.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.99333, -89.47
41°59'36"N, 89°28'12"W

To reach White Pines Forest State Park from the Chicago area, take Route 64 (North Ave) west to Route 2 in Oregon. Turn left on Route 2 south to Pines Road. At Pines Road turn right and follow the signs to the park entrance, approximatley 8 miles. From the Northwest subuurbs, take I-90 west to Route 20 at Rockford. Take Route 20 west to I-39 south. Take I-39 South to Route 64 West. Stay on route 64 to state route 2, in Oregon. Turn left on Route 2 to next stop light, on south end of Oregon. Turn right on Pines Road and follow the signs to the park entrance, about 8 miles. From the southern suburbs of Chicago take I-88 west to Dixon (exit 54). Turn right on Route 26 north. Stay on 26 north throu Dixon to Lowell Park Road. Turn right on Lowell Park Road, (at Dairy Queen). Stay on Lowell Park Road to first stop sign (11 miles) that will be Pines Road. Turn right on Pines Road one mile to park entrance. From the westren Illinois, take route I-88 to Dixon(exit 54). Turn right on Route 26 north. Stay on 26 north throu Dixon to Lowell Park Road. Turn right on Lowell Park Road, (at Dairy Queen). Stay on Lowell Park Road to first stop sign (11 miles) that will be Pines Road. Turn right on Pines Road one mile to park entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

White Pines Forest State Park
6712 West Pines Road
Mt. Morris  IL  61054

Phone Number:

Project Office: (815)946-3717
Additional Information