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

Collage of Forest Preserve imagesThe Forest Preserve District of Kane County is in the process of updating our Comprehensive Master Plan, and we need your help. Please take 8-10 minutes to complete the following Community Survey. Your participation will help us better serve you. The Community Survey will be live through 3/18.

Horse Trails
are currently OPEN for riding.
Report an Issue: See a problem in the preserves? You may Report an Issue via our website or smartphone.

Find Fun

in Your Preserves