to the Forest Preserve District of Kane County


The Outdoors

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, bird watch, fish, golf, ride, volunteer, or simply experience the wonder of our more than 23,000 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.

Online registration for summer nature programs is now available! Register for your favorite programs at: www.kaneforest.com/register

Trails are currently OPEN for equestrian use.

Report an Issue: See a problem in the preserves? You may Report an Issue via our website or smartphone.

2024 Annual Report: Check out some of our highlights from last year in our 2024 Annual Report!

Tick Safety:
Ticks are most active between March and September. The Illinois Department of Public Health provides information on how to keep ticks away from you, and where to check yourself and your pets for ticks. English version | Spanish version

Kane Forest Preserve Foundation Golf Outing: Join us for the Foundation's Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 12! Click here to view the flyer for registration information and here to explore sponsorship opportunities!

Find Fun

in Your Preserves