Lake County, Illinois, CVB - Official Travel Site - Lake County Forest Preserves

Lake County Forest Preserves

1899 West Winchester Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.367.6640

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As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, the District manages nearly 31,000 acres of land and offers innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 208 miles of trails for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to Lake Michigan and the Fox River, and award-winning nature and history education programs and events. Facilities of special interest include Independence Grove in Libertyville, the Beer Garden at Independence Grove, Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods, Dunn Museum in Libertyville and ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park. Visit for trail maps, updates and more.

Hike Lake County at Lake County Forest Preserves
8/15/22 - 11/30/22
Like to hike? Take the Hike Lake County challenge! Enjoy fall breezes and a... View More
OAKtober Celebration: Tree & Shrub Sale at Ryerson Woods
Bring the family and join the Lake County Forest Preserves for a celebratio... View More
Birdwatching Hot Spots at Hastings Lake
Join in at the Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, raptors ... View More

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