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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below, or by searching our archive.

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Our Public Affairs division is happy to assist journalists and photo editors with stories, fact checks, photo requests, preserve tours and interviews with our experts. Members of the media may also subscribe to receive our news releases and photo opportunities via email.

Call or email Public Affairs Manager, Susan Hawkins, at 847-968-3207 or 847-276-6540.

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We host three blogs, all written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature, Lake County History, and our Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

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Spring 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

Feb 15, 2017 11:59 PM

Register Now for Summer Camp

Our camps are designed for summer fun and learning. Browse available camps. Enroll online.

Controlled Burn
Feb 13, 2017 04:00 PM

Controlled Burn Season Has Begun

Over the next few months, you may see our crews of trained professionals conducting controlled burns in preserves across the county. Use our interactive map to view locations of burns.

Ryerson Woods
Jan 31, 2017 02:00 PM

Register Now For Maple Syrup Hikes

Discover how sap from sugar maple trees is turned into sweet maple syrup. Hikes are offered the last three weekends in March.

Jan 12, 2017 10:00 AM

Current Winter Sports Updates

Check here for current status (open/closed) of winter sports and activities, or call our winter sports hotline at 847-968-3235 for current trail, snow and ice conditions.

Lakewood Dog Park
Jan 09, 2017 09:00 AM

Annual Permits

Purchase annual permits for dog parks, horse trails, model aircraft flying field and more.


Picnic Shelter Reservations

Book your 2017 event at any of our 31 picnic shelters. Plan early to help ensure your first choice of shelter and date.

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