Forest Preserves List

Belleau Woods

Belleau Woods currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area that is bisected by Winfield Creek.
Acres: 121      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Big Woods

Big Woods currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area comprised of open fields, natural wooded areas, restored wetlands, and ponds. Indian Creek runs through the preserve, and Poss Lake offers fishing opportunities.
Acres: 470      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Blackwell

Visitors hiking through Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville walk on land that the retreating Wisconsin Glacier shaped 12,000 to 15,000 years ago.
Acres: 1,379      Trail Miles: 9      Parking: Yes
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Brush Hill

Brush Hill currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area. Here, an immature forest of both native and non-native woody vegetation, prairie remnants, and a natural wetland are home to songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and a variety of other wildlife.
Acres: 51      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Churchill Woods

Although it’s one of the county’s smaller forest preserves, the 264-acre Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn is home to an impressive range of habitats.
Acres: 264      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Country Lakes

Country Lakes currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area. The preserve is a natural marsh with fluctuating water levels, and is valuable for storm-water retention. Restoration areas include prairie and wetland, creating diverse wildlife habitats.
Acres: 34      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Cricket Creek

By creating the 208-acre Cricket Creek Forest Preserve in Addison, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County transformed a flood-prone housing development into a beautiful forest preserve for all to enjoy.
Acres: 208      Trail Miles: 3      Parking: Yes
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Danada

Danada has a rich history as the former home of Daniel and Ada Rice, and Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonair.
Acres: 825      Trail Miles: 8      Parking: Yes
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Des Plaines Riverway

Des Plaines Riverway currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area, and is a unique example of a mature floodplain forest containing oaks, elms, ashes and diverse ground covers, including some rare plant species.
Acres: 87      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Dunham

Dunham currently stands as an undeveloped area and is primarily used for agriculture.
Acres: 378      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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East Branch

The 525-acre East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights is largely a natural wetland along the East Branch of the DuPage River with lakes, marshes and wildlife habitats.
Acres: 525      Trail Miles: 2      Parking: Yes
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East Branch Riverway

Acres: 129      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Egermann Woods

One of the few remaining pre-settlement oak forests in DuPage County is in Egermann Woods Preserve. Additionally, several ephemeral ponds and 15 acres of reforested native trees and plants are contained in the preserve, making it a valuable habitat for amphibians, birds, and other wildlife species.
Acres: 115      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: No
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Fischer Woods

Fischer Woods currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area, and contains one of the few wet forest pockets in the county.
Acres: 150      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: Yes
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Fox Hollow

Fox Hollow currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area. The preserve is a mix of wetlands, ponds, open fields, and immature woods.
Acres: 67      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Fullersburg Woods

Fullersburg Woods opened to the public in 1920 and has a rich history. In the 1930s, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp was built here, and the visitor center and several of the shelters stand as remnants of that period.
Acres: 226      Trail Miles: 6      Parking: Yes
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Fullerton Park

In its urban setting, Fullerton Park Preserve plays a valuable role in flood control and storm-water retention. But its benefits don’t stop there.
Acres: 200      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: Yes
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Glen Oak

Glen Oak is the site of the Forest Preserve District's former headquarters office, which was relocated to Danada Forest Preserve.
Acres: 5      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Greene Valley

In 1835, William Briggs Greene acquired 200 acres of present-day Greene Valley Forest Preserve from Daniel Greene, his uncle.
Acres: 1,414      Trail Miles: 11      Parking: Yes
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Hawk Hollow

A gently rolling landscape covered with grassy meadows, accented with mature woodlands, dotted with fens, and bisected by a river – that’s what visitors will find at Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve
Acres: 1,172      Trail Miles: 3      Parking: No
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Herrick Lake

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton is home to an impressive variety of wildlife.
Acres: 896      Trail Miles: 7      Parking: Yes
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Hickory Grove

Formerly part of the Seven Bridges Golf Club, this diverse and variable oak woodland hosts a small ephemeral stream and is rich in the number of plant species that thrive there.
Acres: 31      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Hidden Lake

Two lakes and the East Branch of the DuPage River make the 393-acre Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove an ideal place to fish, hike or just relax.
Acres: 393      Trail Miles: 2      Parking: Yes
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Mallard Lake

The 953-acre Mallard Lake Forest Preserve in Hanover Park features open waters, wetlands, fields and scattered woodlands with wildlife such as beavers, great blue herons, bullfrogs, eastern meadowlarks, bobolinks, red-tailed hawks and kestrels.
Acres: 953      Trail Miles: 4      Parking: Yes
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Maple Grove

One of the oldest forest preserves in DuPage County, Maple Grove is the largest remaining remnant of the vast maple forest that became Downers Grove.
Acres: 82      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Mayslake

Currently, the preserve contains several historic buildings including Mayslake Hall and the Portiuncula Chapel; acres of lakes and ponds; a restored prairie; marsh; and a restored savanna.
Acres: 90      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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McDowell Grove

In the 1930s, McDowell Grove was a camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps — a work-relief program part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation — which built bridges, picnic areas, a boathouse, bridle paths and a limestone dam on the West Branch of the DuPage River
Acres: 465      Trail Miles: 6      Parking: Yes
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Meacham Grove

Visitors at the 256-acre Meacham Grove Forest Preserve in Bloomingdale will find woodland groves, meadows, a fishing lake, wetlands and the meandering Spring Brook Creek.
Acres: 256      Trail Miles: 3      Parking: Yes
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Medinah Wetlands

Acres: 57      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Night Heron Marsh

Acres: 137      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Oldfield Oaks

Oldfield Oaks is an excellent example of an intact, mature oak woodland, natural wetland, and restored prairie. With this diverse mix of ecosystems, the preserve is home to a variety of wildlife, from foxes to great horned owls to western chorus frogs.
Acres: 113      Trail Miles: 2      Parking: Yes
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Pratt's Wayne Woods

Now at 3,478-acres, Pratt’s Wayne Woods is the largest forest preserve in the county. Combined with James “Pate” Philip State Park to the north, it forms a continuous 4,000-acre stretch of open space.
Acres: 3,478      Trail Miles: 8      Parking: Yes
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Salt Creek Greenway

Salt Creek Greenway currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area providing an important storm-water retention function for the community.
Acres: 49      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Salt Creek Marsh

Salt Creek Marsh currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area comprised of ponds, wetlands and floodplain forest along Salt Creek.
Acres: 114      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Salt Creek Park

The 92-acre Salt Creek Park Forest Preserve in Wood Dale features elements of DuPage County’s natural and cultural history.
Acres: 92      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Songbird Slough

The 393-acre preserve is a part of a large glacial kettle formation that is the low point for a 1,000-acre watershed that drains the surrounding urban area.
Acres: 393      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Spring Creek Reservoir

Visitors to the 90-acre Spring Creek Reservoir Forest Preserve in Bloomingdale will find an oak savanna, meadows and an immature woodland surrounding the reservoir.
Acres: 90      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Springbrook Prairie

Originally slated to be the site of a 200-acre dragon-shaped lake with a swim beach and campground, today, the 1,829-acre Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville is instead one of three regionally significant grassland bird communities in the state.
Acres: 1,829      Trail Miles: 13      Parking: Yes
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St. James Farm

The 612-acre St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville contains over 100 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands, which are home to over 300 native plant species and wildlife like great blue herons, red-bellied woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, coyotes, fox squirrels and white-tailed deer.
Acres: 612      Trail Miles: 3      Parking: Yes
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Swift Prairie

Swift Prairie currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area, containing wetlands, ponds, and a very rich remnant prairie complex -- both wet and mesic types.
Acres: 115      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Timber Ridge

What was once agricultural fields is now oak woodlands and savannas, restored and natural prairies, recreated wetlands, and lakes.
Acres: 1,163      Trail Miles: 2      Parking: Yes
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Warrenville Grove

Warrenville Grove’s rolling topography consists of floodplain and upland woodlands, natural fens, and a river.
Acres: 131      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Waterfall Glen

The 2,492-acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien is one of the most ecologically impressive parcels of open space within the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, if not northern Illinois.
Acres: 2,492      Trail Miles: 11      Parking: Yes
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Wayne Grove

Wayne Grove currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area containing a high-quality oak woodland with diverse ground vegetation, ponds, wetlands, and meadows.
Acres: 165      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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West Branch

The 725-acre West Branch Forest Preserve in Bartlett contains two lakes, wetlands, a tallgrass meadow, a wet prairie, an immature floodplain forest, and a rare fen and hosts a variety of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds.
Acres: 725      Trail Miles: 3      Parking: Yes
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West Chicago Prairie

The 358-acre West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve in West Chicago is one of the region’s premier natural areas.
Acres: 358      Trail Miles: 2      Parking: Yes
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West DuPage Woods

West DuPage Woods is a mix of woodland, wetland and prairie, providing diverse habitats for plants and animals.
Acres: 462      Trail Miles: 5      Parking: Yes
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Willowbrook

Willowbrook Forest Preserve has woodlands that are interspersed with prairie and wetlands, and bisected by Glen Crest Creek.
Acres: 50      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Winfield Mounds

Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve was named for burial mounds of pre-historic Native Americans who lived along the West Branch of the DuPage River.
Acres: 361      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: No
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Wood Dale Grove

The 185-acre Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve in Wood Dale is located on the Tinley Moraine, a glacial deposit.
Acres: 185      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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Wood Ridge

Wood Ridge currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area with glacier-formed ridges, ravines and potholes.
Acres: 234      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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York Woods

The District purchased what is now the 71-acre York Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook in 1917, which makes it the oldest forest preserve in the county.
Acres: 71      Trail Miles: 1      Parking: Yes
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York/High Ridge

York/High Ridge currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area. With Sugar Creek bisecting it, the preserve holds a small pine plantation, meadows, and an immature forest.
Acres: 14      Trail Miles: 0      Parking: No
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Golf

Green Meadows

Holes: 9    Contact: Westmont – (630) 810-5330
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Maple Meadows

Holes: 18    Contact: Wood Dale – (630) 616-8424
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Oak Meadows

Holes: 18    Contact: Addison – (630) 595-0071
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Joint-Owned Properties

Black Willow Marsh

Black Willow Marsh currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area. It is jointly owned with DuPage County and is operated by Bloomingdale Township for storm water management.
Acres: 13    Contact: DuPage County – (630) 407-6500
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Broadview Slough

Broadview Slough currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area.
Acres: 8    Contact: Lombard Park District – (630) 627-1281
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Burlington Park

Acres: 51    Contact: Naperville Park District – (630) 848-5000
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Churchill Park

Churchill Park is jointly owned with and operated by the Glen Ellyn Park District.
Acres: 5    Contact: Glen Ellyn Park District – (630) 858-2462
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Community Park

Community Park currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area.
Acres: 17    Contact: Carol Stream Park District – (630) 784-6100
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Goodrich Woods

Acres: 14    Contact: Naperville Park District – (630) 848-5000
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Hitchcock Woods

This preserve is jointly owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and the Lisle Park District.
Acres: 19    Contact: Lisle Park District – (630) 964-3410
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James Pate Philip

Acres: 501    Contact: Bartlett Park District - (847) 608-3100
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Lincoln Marsh

Acres: 113    Contact: Wheaton Park District – (630) 665-4710
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Lyman Woods

Lyman Woods Forest Preserve contains 138 acres of oak woods, prairie, and marsh habitats that supports over 300 species of native plants.
Acres: 138    Contact: Downers Grove Park District – (630) 963-1304
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Oak Grove

Oak Grove is jointly owned and operated by the Burr Ridge Park District.
Acres: 4    Contact: Burr Ridge Park District – (630) 920-1969
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Pioneer Park

Acres: 19    Contact: Naperville Park District – (630) 848-5000
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Red Hawk Park

Red Hawk Park currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area.
Acres: 18    Contact: Carol Stream Park District – (630) 784-6100
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Silver Creek

Silver Creek is a multi-parceled preserve and currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area.
Acres: 4    Contact: Bensenville Park District – (630) 766-7015
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West Branch Riverway

Acres: 59    Contact: Naperville Park District – (630) 848-5000
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