Lake County, Illinois, CVB - Official Travel Site - Independence Grove Forest Preserve
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Independence Grove Forest Preserve

16400 W. Buckley Road , Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.968.3499 | Fax: 847.918.9017

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This scenic 1,135-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered around a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating, a Marina with boat and bike rentals, a native garden and nearly seven miles of trails. The spacious Visitors Center features exhibits and a café. It can be rented for weddings and other private functions.



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