Until further notice: ALL IDNR properties are closed until further notice to help stem the spread of COVID-19. All scheduled events are effectively cancelled. Patrons with questions can call IDNR's administrative line Monday-Friday at 217-782-6752 .
The 2020 Environmental Studies Scholarship applications are available! We have extended the submission date to June 1, 2020. Click here.
Our Nature Center has a new floor and new lighting! Click here for more info.
Looking for one of our nature programs? Watch for the green and pink feather flag shown above as you drive into the park.
Check the Calendar, Events and Programs tab for program times and dates.*
The purpose of The Friends of Moraine Hills State Park is to preserve the local natural heritage and promote citizen awareness of Moraine Hills State Park. This is done through special events, educational and training programs, and acquisitions of properties. Because portions of the Park are dedicated state nature preserves, the Friends also assist in taking steps necessary to insure the continued care and preservation of the Park as a natural site.
Board Meetings are open to the public and held at 6:45 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Volo Bog Visitor Center.
*Registration for most programs is through our Volo Bog office by calling 815-344-1294 or emailing us at email@example.com.