Lake County Forest Preserves, Libertyville

#2 of 18 in Parks in Lake County
Unique to Illinois, Forest Preserve Districts are designed to protect large natural areas and provide passive recreation.

The Lake County Forest Preserve District was created in 1958 under Illinois law as a special purpose unit of government. Since then, we have blossomed into a system of vibrant natural areas and have been recognized as a national leader in conservation, while offering fun ways to recreate, relax and learn in forest preserves throughout Lake County.

Today we protect nearly 31,000 acres and are the second largest Forest Preserve District in Illinois. Most preserves are open 6:30 AM to sunset daily.
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  • I have walked and ridden my bikeed on every trail that the forest preserve manages. This year many of the trails have suffered because of the continued rain. I am looking forward to being back on the ...  more »
  • Lake county forest preserves are great places to see native plants and migrating birds. I am always surprised to see all the restoration that is being done.  more »

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