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, 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