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Volo Bog State Natural Area
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Volo Bog SNA Visitor center
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Masks are Required in the VBSNA Visitor Center
VOLO BOG STATE NATURAL AREA IS OPEN!
Currently programs are limited to outdoor settings, group sizes are limited to 8 -15 people plus your leader, depending on the program.
Face masks are required when six-feet distance cannot be maintained AND reservations are required.
Of Bogs & Books book discussion, our FOVB Board Meetings, and some other programs are being held via Zoom.
The Visitor Center is open Wednesday - Sunday as Staff & Volunteers are available.
Contact us at or IDNR site staff at or 815-344-1294.
Patrons are encouraged to call IDNR’s Parks administrative line Monday through Friday at 217-782-6752 with questions that pertain to other parks.
Please stay well!
COVID-19 Protocols at your IDNR Sites
Proper Mask wearing is REQUIRED in ALL of our buildings including outhouses, as well as outside when not able to be six feet from others not from your household. Please bring hand sanitizer.
Limited outdoor-only interpretive hikes and volunteer activities have resumed.
Group size is limited, varying with the program. Masks must be present and worn as noted above.
We reserve the right to limit the number of people using the sites based on everyone’s ability to engage safely and be mindful of these rules.
Friends of Volo Bog
Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Application 2021
Submission Deadline: Has been extended to April 21st
Applications are accepted January 1 – March 31 each year. April 21st this year.
Scholarships are announced in May.
Past winner? Please share your updates with us. Email
Photographers, please come and collect your pictures, we are making room for our new exhibitions.
Uncollected pictures will be donated to the FOVB for sale in the Tamarack Shop.
Volunteer and make a difference! - Please Inquire:
Join a Friends’ Board – openings on both Friends of Volo Bog and Friends of Moraine Hills State Park boards
Docents & Bog Naturalists at VBSNA once-a-month on weekends
Youth Program Naturalists at VBSNA – once-a-week on Wednesdays or Thursdays
Volunteer Veterans Conservation Corps at VBSNA & MHSP
Habitat Restoration & Stewardship Team at VBSNA & MHSP
Adopt-a-Road at VBSNA
Planning a Visit to the Bog
Normally, the Visitor Center is open Wednesday - Sunday from
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
There are times when staff/volunteers are not available and hours may change on short notice
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Friends of Volo Bog
The mission of the Friends of Volo Bog is;
To promote citizen awareness of the natural heritage of Volo Bog State Natural Area through the support of education and special events.
To help with the acquisition of property, if needed.
To help insure the continued care and preservation of Volo Bog State Natural Area as a natural historic site.