Winter Grove Closure List

For information about trail closures, weather updates or prescribed burns, click here.

 

During the winter months, select Forest Preserve parking lots, driveways and groves will be closed for the winter season. Many will close after the first significant snowfall, while others will be closed beginning December 9, 2013.

 

Winter closures will primarily include locations that have minimal usage during the winter months and are in close proximity to alternatives. Groves that host winter sports or have trailhead access will remain open throughout the year. All trails will remain open during the winter months.
All trails will remain open during the winter months.

 

A complete list of winter closures, and the nearest alternative location, is below. For more information, please call (800) 870-3666.

 

Region GROVE/LOCATION NEAREST OPEN GROVE & LOCATION Opening Information
Link to Region 2 Map JPG or PDF
2 Bakers Lake Deer Grove W – 1 mi east
2 Bode E Bode Lake – 1/2 mi west
2 Busse Central 4 Busse West 31 Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
2 Busse Cosman 32 Busse Main Dam – 2.3 mi north east Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
2 Busse North 1-3 Busse West 31 Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
2 Busse Reservoir 25 Busse Reservoir 17-24 Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
2 Busse South 5-16 Elk Herd Pen – 1/2 mi north east Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
2 Deer Grove E 1-2 Deer Grove E 3-4
2 Deer Grove Main 1-3 Dear Grove 1-5
2 Grassy Ridge Barrington Pond – 2 and 1/2 mi sw
2 PC Bike Lot Barrington Pond – 1/2 mi east
2 Shoe Factory Hansen - 1/2 mi west
2 Stover Rd Crabtree - Across the street
Link to Region 3 Map JPG or PDF
3 Allison Woods River Trail Nature Center Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
3 Camp Pine Woods Lake Avenue Woods Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
3 Dam #1 East Potawatomi Woods – 1/2 mile north
3 Fullerton Woods Jerome Huppert Woods – west of 1st Ave
3 Lake Ave West Lake East – 1 block Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
3 Massasauga Dam #1 West – 1 block
3 Quercus Woods Maywood - 1 block
3 Silver Creek Thatcher Woods – Thatcher & Chicago Ave
3 Traiger Axehead Lake – 1 block
Link to Region 4 Map JPG or PDF
4 Camp Glenview Camp Adahi
4 Chipilly Woods Somme Woods – Waukegan & Dundee Rd
4 Edgebrook Woods Ted Lechowicz Woods – 2 blocks South on Central Ave
4 Forest Glen Labagh Woods – Cicero & Foster Ave
4 Sunset Bridge Evans Field – North on Thatcher Rd
4 Turnbull Woods Mary Mix Mcdonald Woods – North on Green Bay Rd about 2 blocks
4 Wayside Woods Linne Woods – West on Dempster St about 3 blocks
Link to Region 5 Map JPG or PDF
5 Bemis Woods – North Bemis Woods – South Closed  December 9, 2013 – March 31, 2014
5 Callahan Grove Schuth’s Grove – Just North of Cermak Rd on Des Plaines Ave
5 Lagrange Park Woods Brezina Woods – North on Lagrange Rd
5 Possum Hallow Brezina Woods – North on Lagrange Rd Closed  December 9, 2013 – March 31, 2014
5 Stoney Ford Canoe
Landing
Ottawa Trail Woods-North – NE on Joliet Rd
5 Zoo Woods Mccormick Woods – Just off 31st St & 1st Ave
Link to Region 6 Map JPG or PDF
6 131st Equestrian Tampier W – 0.5 mi
6 Black Partridge Sag Quarries – 6 miles east, just off of Main St and Archer Ave
6 Buffalo #1 Buffalo #3 – 0.2 mi
6 Buffalo #2 Buffalo #3 – 0.2 mi
6 Buffalo #4 Buffalo #3 – 0.2 mi
6 Cherry Hill Teason’s - 0.5 mi
6 Crooked Creek Morril Meadow – 0.6 mi
6 Hickory Hills Hidden Pond E – 0.7 mi
6 Hidden Pond West Hidden Pond E – 0.1 mi
6 Maple Lake E Bullfrog Lake – 0.5 mi Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
6 McClaughrey Springs Palos Park – 0.5 mi
6 Orland McGinnis Slough – 1 mi
6 Paddock Palos Park – 0.5 mi
6 Pulaski East Bullfrog Lake – 0.2 mi
6 Pulaski South Bullfrog Lake – 0.2 mi
6 Pulaski West Bullfrog Lake – 0.2 mi
6 Red Gate Woods Bullfrog Lake – 0.5 mi
6 Sag Dam Teason’s - 0.5 mi
6 Spears Buffalo #3 – 0.4 mi
6 Tampier Greenway Tampier E – 0.5 mi
6 White Oak Woods Morril Meadow – 0.5 mi
6 Willow Springs Country Lane – 1 mi
6 Wolf Road Bullfrog - 0.2 mi Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
Link to Region 8 Map JPG PDF
8 Bachelor Grove Tinley Woods – .2 mi Closed  December 9, 2013 – March 31, 2014
8 Bobolink Bartel Grassland – 1.5 mi
8 Carlson Springs Tinley Woods – .6 mi
8 Catalina Turtlehead - 1 mi
8 Cooper’s Hawk Arrowhead Lake – 1.2 mi
8 Elizabeth Conkey Arrowhead Lake – 1.6 mi
8 Bur Oak Arrowhead Lake  Closed until 1/31/14
8 Flossmoor Bicycle Lot Vollmer - 1.4 mi
8 Goelselville FPA Rubio Woods – 1.2 mi
8 Midlothian Reservoir Yankee Woods – 1.1 mi
8 St. Mihiel Woods Yankee
Woods – .5 mi
8 Tinley Woods Turtlehead
- .5 mi
Link to Region 9 Map JPG or PDF
9 89th St Parking Lot Dan Ryan 6-9 – 1/2 block
9 Beaubein Boat Launch Beaubien Woods – Just east of Boat Launch
9 Brownwell Wampum Lake
9 Calumet Boat Dock Whistler Woods
9 Calumet Playfield Green Lake
9 Calumet Woods Kickapoo Woods – On Halsted St, approx. 1 mile south of 138th St
9 Clay Hole Woods Green Lake
9 Dan Ryan Groves 13-14 Dan Ryan Groves 6-9 – 1/2 block
9 Dixmoor Playfield Kickapoo Woods – On Halsted St, approx. 1 mile south of 138th St
9 Glenwood Woods - South Glenwood Woods – North
9 Jurgenson Woods Sweet Woods
9 Kings Grove Schuberts Woods  Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
9 Sauk Trail Woods #6 Sauk Trail Woods #7 (Front)  Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
9 Sauk Trail Woods #7 (Rear) Sauk Trail Woods #7 (Front)  Closed  January 2, 2014 – March 31, 2014
9 Shabbona Woods Green Lake
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