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Browse featured preserves and trails, dog parks, facilities and visitor centers, shelters and more!
Boating, fishing & more
Registration is now open for the 2021 season!
Trails, golf courses, horseback riding & more
Birdwatching, concerts, playgrounds & more
We manage nearly 31,000 acres of land for conservation, recreation and education - more than 10% of all the land in Lake County, and it's packed with opportunities for you to explore.
Before heading out, be safe and check the status of preserve improvements, construction projects, controlled burns and weather-related events.
We offer permits for a wide-range of needs in Lake County, including dog parks, horse trail use, model aircraft flying, professional photography, vendors, and more.
There's always something to do in Lake County. Whether it be fun, relaxing, or educational, we have something for everyone.
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