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Check Status of Trails and Preserves


Preserve improvements, construction projects, controlled burns and weather-related events sometimes result in temporary detours or closures of trails, preserves or facilities to ensure public safety.

Check Winter Sports Status Map »

Check Trail Tunnel Status Map »

Before heading out, check the current status (open/closed) of trail underpasses along the Des Plaines River Trail, the Millennium Trail and other trail tunnel locations.

Check for Construction, Closures and Controlled Burn Alerts »

Check for emergency alerts, closure notices, construction alerts, controlled burn locations and preserve planning projects. Updates are made during normal business hours, 8:30 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday, excluding holidays. Project updates are sometimes also provided on Facebook and Twitter.

Check Status of Independence Grove Activities »

Before heading out to Independence Grove in Libertyville, check for updates on concerts, the beach and marina. You can also call the Independence Grove hotline at 847-968-3499 or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Preserve Improvement Projects »

We are working on projects and plans that will help create new trails and improve public access and natural resource restoration at preserves throughout Lake County.

Find Trail Maps »

View our interactive trail map.





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