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Monee Reservoir Visitor Center
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Visitor Center Amenities

The Monee Reservoir Visitor Center offers concessions and rentals for users to enjoy at the preserve.

The following licenses, passes, and permits are available for purchase at the Visitor Center:The following bait, tackle, and snacks are some popular items also available for purchase:

Bait and TackleSnacks
Minnows - $2.50/dozenSoda Pop - $1.25/can or $2/bottle
Nightcrawlers - $3.25/dozenWater or Gatorade - $2
Red Worms - $3.25/30 count (jumbo) or
    $3.25/50 count (small)
Candy Bar - $1.25
Wax Worms - $2/20 count or
    $10/250 count
Muffin - $1.25
Bait Hook - $2.75Ice Cream - $2
Bait Bucket - $3 (small) or
    $5 (large)
Chips - $1
Slip and Spring Bobber - $2Sandwich - $2.75
Fishing Line - $4.50Nachos - $3

Trail Mix - $1.25

The following items are available for rental at the Visitor Center. Click an item for more information, including rental availability and fees.
Free District publications and trail maps are also available.

In addition, the Visitor Center offers indoor and outdoor facility rentals for meetings. Learn more about facility rentals at the Visitor Center.

Preserve Amenities

The Monee Reservoir Visitor Center is located at Monee Reservoir, which offers the following amenities and activities:Download a map of the amenities at Monee Reservoir.

Programs and Events

A variety of fun and educational public programs are hosted at the Monee Reservoir Visitor Center throughout the year, including fishing and snowshoeing programs. The Visitor Center also features the annual premier program "Musher Mania" in January. View upcoming programs.

In addition, the Visitor Center offers nature educational opportunities to school groups and youth groups. Learn more about educational programs in the forest preserves.
Monee Reservoir Visitor Center Exterior
Photograph Courtesy of Ray Setzke
Monee Reservoir Visitor Center is located at 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, west of Route 50 and south of Pauling Road, in Monee.

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Visitor Center:
Open Tuesday-Sunday
Closed Mondays

November 1-January 14: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
January 15-February 28: Closed
March 1-March 31: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
April 1-30: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 1-September 14: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
September 15-October 31: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.

April-October: 6 a.m.-Sunset
November-March: 8 a.m.-Sunset
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