Moraine View - State Recreation Area
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.
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.
My family and I stayed here for a weekend the hosts were very friendly and helpful. The sites are nice but some need leveling other then that very spacious. The beach is only open on the weekends and is $1 to get in could use some a new layer of sand. We stayed here in a travel trailer.
The place is nice, but didn't quite meet my expectations based on all the outstanding reviews. There was a lot of people fishing, and I mean many people. The views are nice, but they get spoiled by the wind turbines in my opinion. I did see a lot of wildlife during a short stay.
The restaurant and boat rentals are great. Good (and cheap) breakfast and more than reasonable prices for rentals. Denise and Enrique run the restaurant and they are wonderful!
Great park for camping and/or fishing. Not many hiking trails. Very clean, love the lake
Just simply beautiful to walk and I am looking forward to camping here! Which is why I put 4 stars because I never been camping here. Once I don I'll update my review or post another!