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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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Winter Advisory: Outdoor Activity is Exciting, Healthy and Unrivaled

Our winter programs take advantage of the season's assets.

Jan 16, 2017 08:30 AM

Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Ends February 15

Browse available camps. Enroll online by February 15 to receive an early bird discount.

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.


Let Their Words Inspire You

We asked our dedicated volunteers what inspires them to help in our conservation and education efforts. Their words encourage us in our work and we hope they inspire you, too.

Dec 27, 2016 08:00 AM

Holiday Tree Recycling

Donated trees are chipped and used for preserve trails and landscaping.

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