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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation


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Trail closures due to flooding

7/17/2017 4:13:00 PM
Some trails and preserves are closed due to flooding. Please check the interactive map for more details.
 
  • Fort Sheridan Public Access Improvements

    A resolution awarding a contract for construction of public access improvements within Fort Sheridan...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 8:20 PM

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EVENTS

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Jul
 
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CUMA03
Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Jul

Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures - FULL

July 24, 2017-July 28, 2017 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
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istock-garden-spider
Time:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Campers will bike, hike, canoe, swim, fish and participate in team building activities while exploring the forest preserve. Environmental concepts are incorporated into each day.
 
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Jul

Summer Camp: Survival Basics

July 24, 2017-July 28, 2017 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
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istock-compass
Time:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Campers are introduced to outdoor and wilderness skills with a focus on team-building. They will learn what is required to survive in the great outdoors with and without survival equipment. Activities
may include shelter and fire building, cooking, orienteering and water safety. The whole week prepares them for one final test, which involves applying the skills they learned.
 
24
Jul

Summer Camp: Fishing Camp - FULL

July 24, 2017-July 28, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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CAMP-FISH-20100812-029
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the watery world fish inhabit and learn the basic skills, techniques and lures needed to catch them. Each day includes a fishing session. All equipment is supplied.
 
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Jul

Summer Camp: Art in your Backyard - FULL

July 24, 2017-July 28, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Art-Camp-JNCH
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Projects include leaf print stationary, pressed flower art, pine cone animals and more.
 

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