White Pines Forest Park venues to open
MOUNT MORRIS — The White Pines Forest State Park lodge, cabins, gift shop and restaurant will open in late spring.
The cabins and restaurant will be largely operated in the familiar style of the past 82 years. One change is the name, now White Pines Lodge. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources was instrumental in the name choice, as it allows for consistency with the other Lodges in the state park system.
The new concessionaire is a subsidiary company owned by Nolan Capital Inc., a family business. Nolan Capital has ownership interests in numerous national, state and local concession operations, retail endeavors, restaurant operations, manufacturing and real estate investments.