Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau – Recreation Lake County

Recreation Lake County

Recreation opportunities for all ages are waiting for you...

Lake County’s parks and facilities offer a large range of recreational opportunities to people of all ages, no matter what your interests. Visit the award winning parks of Waukegan, which were recently named best in the nation. Conquer the indoor climbing rock wall at the Libertyville Sports Complex or take a swing at their indoor driving range voted “Chicagoland’s Best” by the Daily Herald.

Enjoy family time at the outdoor Family Aquatic Center in Vernon Hills or the water slides at Grayslake’s Aquatic Center. On the other hand, you can always take in a more natural and relaxing setting at one of our local beaches. Bask along six sandy miles of Lake Michigan's shoreline at Illinois State Beach Park or hike one of their walking trails that wind between landscapes of wooded forests and open views of Lake Michigan, spanning out as far as the eye can see. Connect with your inner cowboy and roam free on horseback through Chain O’Lakes State Park and Stables.

Hook the big one on a charter a fishing tour with Captain Rick and challenge the largest of the great lakes as he steers you into the best fishing spots in the open waters of Lake Michigan. Reel in one of the largest Coho or King Salmon that you’ve ever seen and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sunset along the waterline horizon.

So whether you like to hike, run, bike or even cross country ski, there are over 200 miles of trails that wind through 30,000 acres of natural, outdoor beauty in Lake County Forest Preserves, just waiting to be explored.

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Blarney Island
(Antioch)
As a one of a kind location with fun and entertainment, Blarney Island is waiting for...

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Boundless Adventures
(Bristol)
Opening in June 2019, Boundless Adventures is family owned business empowering and in...

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Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
(Riverwoods)
Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, Il., Bru...

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Century Park
(Vernon Hills)
The Park's 113 acres, 54 of which are water, includes basketball and volleyball c...

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Chicago Botanic Garden
(Glencoe)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN CLOSURE, EFFECTIVE MARCH...

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Cultural & Civic Center of Round Lake Beach
(Round Lake Beach)
Unique facility that provides family and children productions and entertainment throu...

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Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway
(Wadsworth)
The Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway protects land along more than 85 percent of ...

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Diamond Lake Beach & Recreational Center
(Mundelein)
Diamond Lake Recreation Center is 100 acres. It includes a pristine lake, sand beach,...

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Fish Lake Beach Campground
(Volo)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: THE CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS....

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Five Star Firearms
(Zion)
We are a shooting range and firearms store offering a unique experience. Our range is...

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Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve
(Ft. Sheridan)
NOTE: Due to ongoing restoration as part of the Great Lakes Fish and Ecosystem Restor...

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Grayslake Community Park District
(Grayslake)
The Grayslake Community Park District is a separate government agency established for...

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Greenbelt Cultural Center
(North Chicago)
Nestled within the native landscape of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve between North Ch...

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Heller Nature Center
(Highland Park)
Visitors can enjoy a 97-acre preserve with oak-hickory forests, tall grass prairie, o...

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Illinois Beach State Park
(Zion)
Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan from Waukegan ...

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Independence Grove Forest Preserve
(Libertyville)
This scenic 1,135-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and educati...

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Libertyville Sports Complex
(Libertyville)
Libertyville Sports Complex offers something for everyone in the family. A 360° C...

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Par-King Miniature Golf
(Lincolnshire)
Ranked one of the "Top 10 Miniature Golfs in America" and featuring two 18-...

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Paulus Park
(Lake Zurich)
A popular visitors destination, as well as a favorite gathering spot for local reside...

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Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, LLC
(Spring Grove)
The featured attraction is the World's Largest Corn Maze, with 33 acres and 11 mi...

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SkipperBud's - North Point
(Winthrop Harbor)
The SkipperBud's emblem on your transom means that you are a valued customer! If ...

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Waukegan Park District
(Waukegan)
The Waukegan Park District is committed to providing parks, facilities and leisure op...

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Waukegan SportsPark
(Waukegan)
The top sports complex in Northern Illinois which features 14 outdoor soccer fields i...

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Wilmot Mountain
(Wilmot)
Lake County's destination for winter fun: Since 1938, Wilmot Mountain has enchant...

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Other Businesses

112 Park Street Wauconda, IL 60084
847.526.3610
 
355 W. Washington Ave. Lake Bluff, IL 60044
847.234.4150
 
25315 W. Grass Lake Rd. Antioch, IL 60002
847.395.2753
 
Saint Mary’s Road at Everett Road Mettawa, IL 60048
847.367.6640
 
Woodland Ave. & Belle Plaine Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031
847.623.7788
 
2700 Trail Way Highland Park, IL 60035
847.579.3130
 
836 Jewett Park Drive Deerfield, IL 60015
847.945.0650
 
21950 N. Riverwoods Road Riverwoods, IL 60015
847.968.3321
 
243 Harvey Ave. Grayslake, IL 60030
847.223.7440
 
1461 N. Midlothian Road Mundelein, IL 60060
847.566.0650
 
13236 W. Town Line Rd. Waukegan, IL 60087
847.662.5733
 
P.O. Box 332 Libertyville, IL 60048

 
701 North Point Drive Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
847.746.2845
 
55 S. Harbor Place Waukegan, IL 60085
847.224.3133
 
1019 Lakeshore Dr. Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
847.546.2351
 
27277 N Forest Preserve Rd Wauconda, IL 60084
847.367.6640
 
701 North Point Dr. Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
815-338-8093
 
698 N. St. Marys Road Libertyville, IL 60048
847.362.2954
 
Patten Rd. Highland Park, IL 60035
312.863.6250
 
8 Park Avenue Highland Park, IL 60035
847.432.0970
 
636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035
847.579.3145
 
901 N. Milwaukee Avenue Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847.573.0356
 
200 N. La Vista Drive Mundelein, IL 60060
847.949.8900
 
25400 W. Bluff Lane Antioch, IL 60002
847.395.4050
 
42273 N. Woodbine Ave. Antioch, IL 60002
847.833.5571
 
2400 Dowie Memorial Dr. Zion, IL 60099
847.746.5500
 
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