Since 1925, the Forest Preserve District has worked to preserve and restore Kane County's natural areas, improve wildlife habitat, and enhance the quality of life for all Kane County residents. We invite you to visit the forest preserves and enjoy a quiet walk, embark on a camping weekend, picnic with friends and family, learn about nature, birdwatch, fish, golf, ride, volunteer, or simply experience the wonder of our more than 20,000 of acres of woodlands, wetlands and prairies. No matter the time of year, there's plenty to see and do in your Kane County forest preserves.
Preserves are open every day, sunrise to sunset.
4/1/2020 Update: Out of concern for preserve patrons and staff, due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Forest Preserve District of Kane County announced a number of closures, cancellations and schedule adjustments, through April 30, 2020:Forest preserves and trails will remain open during regular business hours, however, all buildings and facilities -- including restrooms and shelters -- are closed to the public. All nature programs, volunteer events, facility reservations and Committee meetings scheduled through April 30, have been canceled. Wedding couples and those with special-event rentals in April are asked to contact our facility assistants, to inquire about canceling or rescheduling your event. There will be no charge for canceling or rescheduling events originally planned through April 30.