21201 West Grand Avenue
Lake Villa,IL 60046
357 acres
6:30 am–sunset, daily.

Duck Farm

While there are no trails here, the preserve features scenic wetlands, and one of our popular Off-Leash Dog Areas. An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry.


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More About This Preserve

The Natural Scene

Duck Farm offers scenic countryside and a safe haven for a variety of waterfowl and wildlife. The preserve features gently sloping topography dotted with dense woodlands and expansive prairies. Slough Lake is tucked within the preserve. A section of the preserve also connects to neighboring Sand Lake.


Duck Farm is named for the well-known duck farm that once operated on this property. In 1911, the Weber family started a duck farm at this site. At the height of its operation, more than 50,000 ducks resided on the farm. We acquired the property in 1989.


The parking lot at this site is for Off-Leash Dog Area access only. An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry to the Off-Leash Dog Area.