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

Independence Grove Forest Preserve

16400 W. Buckley Road , Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.968.3499

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This scenic 1,151-acre forest 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 7.5 miles of trails, fishing and boating, a marina with boat and bike rentals, a native garden and the Beer Garden at Independence Grove. The spacious Visitors Center features exhibits and a café. It can be rented for weddings and other private functions. 

BEER GARDEN

The outdoor Beer Garden at Independence Grove features a variety of local craft brews on tap, along with packaged snacks and other beverages. Plenty of casual lakeside seating is available. Open seasonally. Check 
LCFPD.org/Beer for full details, hours, menu and prices.


SUMMER CONCERTS

Relax outdoors at our summer concert music series in the Millennia Plaza overlooking the lake. Pack a picnic or buy dinner and beverages at the café. Enjoy a variety of music by talented bands playing originals and classics.


INDOOR AND OUTDOOR RENTAL VENUES

Offering panoramic views of the lake and preserve, Audubon Hall, the Millennia Plaza, and the North Bay Pavilion can be reserved for weddings, banquets, reunions, picnics and other private celebrations, corporate meetings and retreats, and community functions. For catering arrangements and reservations, contact Events at Independence Grove at 847-247-1111.

The Visitors Center offers a café, open seasonally. Located on the north side of the building, the café sells snacks, light entrees, beverages and ice cream from a convenient walk-up window. 

 

Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band
06/28/22
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Kayaking in Nature at independence Grove
06/28/22 - 06/30/22
Camp: Kayaking in Nature Over three days, participants develop their sol...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Kaleidoscope Eyes
07/05/22
Kaleidoscope Eyes pay homage to the band that’s the official sou...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Pete Kilpatrick
07/12/22
Pete Kilpatrick Band has shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Bar...

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Fishing 2 at Independence Grove
07/18/22 - 07/22/22
Explore the watery world that fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, tech...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Laura Rain and the Caesars
07/19/22
Laura Rain & the Caesars blend their favorite elements of vintage ...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Mississippi Heat
07/26/22
Led by Chicago Hall of Fame harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring The Wayouts
08/02/22
Dedicated exclusively to garage rock hits from the 1960s, The Wayouts&...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Gizzae
08/09/22
Formed its 1992, Gizzae has become a fan favorite in the Chicago ...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Adam Ezra Group
08/16/22
Once again, Adam Ezra Group from Boston will make a stop in Lake ...

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