Places to Go

Nearly 70,000 acres and more than 350 miles of trails… use these resources to help plan your trip to the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

On this page:

Locations, Trails & Maps

a pile of Forest Preserves print maps

PDF Maps

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Closures & Alerts

blazing star flowers in an open field at the Portwine restoration area in summer 2016.

Plans & Current Projects

a garden with accessible raised beds, paved trail and interpretive signs


Nature Centers

Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills

Crabtree Nature Center Barrington Hills, IL

The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center Willow Springs, IL

River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook

River Trail Nature Center Northbrook, IL

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center building in Lemont

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center Lemont, IL

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building

Sand Ridge Nature Center South Holland, IL

Trailside Museum building in River Forest

Trailside Museum of Natural History River Forest, IL


Boathouse and lake at Camp Bullfrog Lake

Camp Bullfrog Lake Willow Springs, IL

cabins in the woods at Camp Dan Beard

Camp Dan Beard Northbrook, IL

Pavilion and cabins at Camp Reinberg

Camp Reinberg Palatine, IL

pavilion and nature play area at Camp Shabbona Woods

Camp Shabbona Woods South Holland, IL

the activity barn at Camp Sullivan

Camp Sullivan Oak Forest, IL