Activity Permits: A Group Use or Activity permit may be required prior to making a reservation for shelters or group camp areas, please Click Here first, to determine if a permit is required for your event or activity.

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Canoe Rental
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Kiosk
  • Nature Center
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Programs, Nature
  • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Shelters
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlook
  • Water, Drinking
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Trails, Equestrian
Alerts and Important Information

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.

1. The following regulations must be strictly adhered to, in addition to the other statutes and laws governing the park. Any violation will result in the revocation of this permit and subsequent denial of such requests by the above group in the future.
2. The area utilized for your gathering must be cleaned up and free of debris one hour prior to the posted closing time of the park.
3. All vehicles must remain on designated roadways and must be parked in designated areas only.
4. Alcohol is prohibited from March 1st until the Friday prior to Memorial Day weekend. You must be 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages.
5. No ground fires are allowed.
6. Musical bands and loud music of any kind are prohibited.
7. Horse shoes are not allowed.
8. Groups of minors must have adequate supervision (one adult for every 15 minors).
9. Do not nail, staple or tack anything to any post, sign, tree or building, including the picnic shelter.
10. All pets must remain leashed (10' or less) and be under control at all times. Owners are responsible to clean up after their pets, and proof of current rabies inoculation must be obtainable.
11. Generators are not allowed.
12. Any activity having a damaging affect on property or vegetation in the park is prohibited.
13. The use of water balloons is prohibited.
14. The use of piniatas is prohibited.

For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at (815) 385-1624

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Moraine Hills State Park
1510 S. River Road
McHenry  IL  60051

Phone Number:

Information:  (815) 385-1624