|Moraine Hills State Park|
Moraine Hills State Park, March 2016
|Location||McHenry County, Illinois, USA|
|Nearest city||McHenry, Illinois|
MORAINE HILLS STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||2,200 acres (890 ha)|
|Governing body||Illinois Department of Natural Resources|
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. 
- "Activities at Moraine Hills". Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
- USGS. "Moraine Hills State Park, USGS Wauconda (IL) Quad". TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
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