VOLO BOG STATE NATURAL AREA IS OPEN AGAIN!
More excellent news - the go-ahead has been granted to return to limited interpretive programming starting mid-June. Programs will be limited to outdoor settings, with group size limited to 9 plus the leader. Face masks will be required when six-feet distance cannot be maintained AND reservations are required. In addition, Of Bogs & Books book discussion and our FOVB Board Meetings are being held via Zoom.
The Visitor Center remains closed. Please stay tuned. We'll do our best to keep you updated as the situation progresses. Meanwhile, staff are working on site and will be returning phone calls and responding to emails.
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!
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.
Let's Congratulate our 2020 Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Winners
Paige Orals of Lake Zurich, Lake Zurich High School and plans to attend Oregon State University
Taylor Malina of Skokie, Niles North High School and plans to attend teh University of South Carolina.
Samantha Garcia of Lake in the Hills who is studying at Northeastern Illinois University
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
Note to the photo contest entrants:
All of the entries from the photo contest have been taken down. Please come by the visitor center and pick up your photos and ribbons.
Planning a Visit to the Bog
Currently The Visitor Center is closed due to Covid-19.
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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