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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

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

Emergency alerts, preserve and trail closure notices, construction alerts, and controlled burn locations are provided below, and updated during normal business hours, 8:30 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday, excluding holidays. Alerts and updates are sometimes also provided on Facebook and Twitter.


Trail and Underpass Status

Check the current status (open/closed) of preserve trails, community trail connections, and trail underpasses along the Des Plaines River Trail, the Millennium Trail marked on the map below. Public access is restricted at closed trails and underpasses. Please follow preserve and trail signage, and use caution around closures, construction or detour zones. The map below works like many other online interactive maps.

Click on the legend icon on upper left of the map to view the legend.

Click on the colored dots and symbols on map to view trail and preserve status information.

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Closures


Alert

Public Access Prohibited

Respect blockades and closure signage. Do not move blockades or attempt to access closed areas.

Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve––CLOSED: This preserve is closed for construction and unsafe for public access. We are restructuring the earthen dam to slowly drain 53-acre Rasmussen Lake and restore the North Mill Creek stream channel. A deep sediment layer will be exposed during restoration, making the area unsafe. Posted Aug 14, 2014. 


Controlled Burns

Every spring and fall, our ecologists burn hundreds of acres throughout Lake County. Controlled burns are considered a natural resource manager’s most cost-effective tool available for managing natural communities. Learn more »

Use the interactive map below to find locations of controlled burns. If no locations appear, there are currently no burns taking place.

Click on the flame icon to learn more about an individual burn.

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We make reasonable efforts to monitor and update maps, alerts and all other website content in accordance with normal business hours, 8:30 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday, excluding holidays. Map viewers should note that information obtained from an external source may have been electronically altered from its original state. 

Neither the District nor any of its elected officials, officers, employees or agents shall be held liable for any incorrect or improper use of the information on its maps or website. Read full terms of use.

 
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