Watersmeet Woods

North Branch of the Chicago River at Watersmeet Woods

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Location & Things to Do

Turnbull Woods


Green Bay Rd, south of Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022

Things to Do & Amenities

  1. Portable bathroom open May 1 to October 31 depending on weather conditions.

Picnic Groves

  • Grove #1
    (with shelter)
    • Capacity: 100 people
Event Permits PageGrove PDF Map of Turnbull Woods


Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

Volunteer Opportunities

The east and middle forks of the Chicago River come together to give Watersmeet its name. The rich mix of trees, shrubs, sedges, grasses and wildflowers found here will thrive with your help. Help the North Branch Restoration Project volunteers rescue the prairies, savanna and woods from buckthorn and other invasive species.