Lake County Forest Preserves, Libertyville

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Forest · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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 went to Half Day Forest Preserve in Vernon Hills on x-mas day for a walk. What a great place. The trails are well tended to. The signage not so much. Got a little lost because they were missing...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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