The Palos region is the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s largest contiguous area, with more than 14,000 acres of land. Within its boundaries, visitors will see a diversity of habitats, including wetlands, woodlands and prairies; a variety of plants, and abundant wildlife. There are also a number of special points of interest within the Palos region, including the Swallow Cliff stairs, two Nature Centers, Camp Bullfrog Lake, Saganashkee Slough and more.
With so much land, effective management often begins with partnerships, both with other organizations and dedicated volunteers. Fortunately, the Palos region is benefiting from both.