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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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Lakewood Dog Park
Mar 19, 2017 11:59 PM

Annual Permits

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

Mar 07, 2017 08:00 AM

Independence Grove Beach Season Passes Now Available

Season passes are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase by May 1 and save 10 percent.

Mar 03, 2017 11:00 AM

Rainbow Trout Season

Banana Lake trout fishing opens Saturday, April 1 at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.


60th Annual Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon

Paddle or watch, but definitely don't miss the largest canoe race in Illinois, Sunday, May 21.


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

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.

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