Moraine Hills State Park Article

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Moraine Hills State Park
Moraine Hills State Park.jpg
Moraine Hills State Park, March 2016
Map showing the location of Moraine Hills State Park
Map showing the location of Moraine Hills State Park
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Moraine Hills State Park
Location McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Nearest city McHenry, Illinois
Coordinates 42°18′37″N 88°14′57″W / 42.31028°N 88.24917°W / 42.31028; -88.24917
MORAINE HILLS STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°18′37″N 88°14′57″W / 42.31028°N 88.24917°W / 42.31028; -88.24917
Area2,200 acres (890 ha)
Established1939
Governing body Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Moraine Hills State Park is an Illinois state park on 2,200 acres (890 ha) in McHenry County, Illinois, United States.

History

The McHenry dam was constructed in 1907 on the Fox River near McHenry, Illinois. The dam was donated to the state in 1924 and a new dam was built in 1934. McHenry Dam State Park was founded in 1939 with the purchase of 15 acres (6.1 ha) of land on the east bank of the river. Property on the west bank of the river was donated to the state Division of Water Resources in the early 1960s. In 1971, the state began to acquire land surrounding Lake Defiance, then constructed park facilities in 1975. Renamed Moraine Hills State Park, the park was opened to the public in October 1976. [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Activities at Moraine Hills". Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved July 20, 2018.