Gill's at the McHenry Dam    

      The McHenry Dam has been a landmark fishing and recreational site for close to a century.  Anglers have spent many hours pulling Walleye, Bass, Crappie, and Catfish from the river. The McHenry Dam State Park is now home to Gill's Concession, located on the shoreline of the Fox River, overlooking the William G. Stratton Lock and Dam.  Gill's Galley and Gill's Bait shop are open seasonally, from April 1st through mid November to serve the more than 1,000,000 people that visit yearly.

    The Galley offers food, beverages, snacks, and ice cream.  Whether you pick up something from The Galley, or bring a picnic basket from home, the State Park offers wooded picnic areas with spectacular views of the river.  Plenty of parking is available, with space for over 200 vehicles.

    Our friendly Bait Shop staff can fill all your fishing needs, including rental of one of our  new 14' rowboats for use on the Fox River.  The Shop also carries terminal tackle, a wide variety of rods and reels, live bait, Illinois Fishing Licenses, and always free advice from Gill.

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Directions

From the North: IL Rt. 12 south to Rt. 176, West on Rt.176 to River Road, North on River Road approx. 2 miles to entrance to McHenry Dam, West on McHenry Dam Road to Gill's.
 

From the South: IL Rt. 12 north to Rt. 176, West on Rt. 176 to River Road, North on River Road approx. 2 miles to entrance to McHenry Dam, West on McHenry Dam Road to Gill's.
 

From the East: Rt. 176 to River Road, North on River Road approx. 2 miles to entrance to McHenry Dam, West on McHenry Dam Road to Gill's.

From the West: IL Rt. 176 West to River Road, North on River Road approx. 2 miles to entrance to McHenry Dam, West on McHenry Dam Road to Gill's.

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