Camping Weekend at Moraine View State Recreation Area

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We are heading camping the to a gorgeous Moraine View State Recreation Area, located 2.5 hours drive from Chicago.

Staying at the group site #3, Timber Ridge. The site has a cap of 15 campers and 10 vehicles. First come/paid, first served.

With fully developed facilities for picnicking, camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, horseback riding and hunting, the 1,687-acre Moraine View State Recreation Area, with its 158-acre lake, is a beautiful, convenient and accessible locale for relaxation and recreation. The is a beach nearby and concession stores are open.

When the glaciers of the last Ice Age moved through central Illinois 15,000 years ago, they pushed massive amounts of rock and earth before them, leaving in their wake long and expansive ridges that ripple across the landscape. These irregular crests are called moraines, and on their gentle swells and their broad valleys are scattered groves of white oak, red oak, black walnut, maple, hickory, ash and elm.

One of the four largest of these moraines in Illinois, the Bloomington Moraine stretches across the state from Elgin to the Illinois River at Peoria east to Saybrook. In the middle of this sprawling feature, Moraine View State Recreation Area just minutes east of Bloomington/Normal off I-74 provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy both the tranquil natural beauty of Midwestern woodland and refreshing outdoor activity.​​​​​​​

Park Brochure:
https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/publications/Documents/00000580.pdf

Check in/out: 3pm

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNLurdzjFN0

Additional Activities:
https://www.chambanamoms.com/2019/08/12/what-to-do-at-moraine-view/

$$$:
Please send an electronic payments (and questions) to mcdzica AT gmail.com. Accepting Zelle, Quick Pay, Venmo, Paypal (pay "friend").

Price: $30 per person, it includes 2 night stay at the campsite, firewood and guidance for outdoor activities. We plan on doing a lot of hiking, biking and kayaking on that weekend.

A detailed trip letter will be sent to everyone who signed up, closer to the trip.

Happy Camping!
Magda