to the Forest Preserve District of Kane County


The Outdoors

Collage of forest preserve sites, programs and events

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.

Now Hiring:
The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is now hiring for multiple positions. See our Careers page to view current openings.

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.

If you'd like to make a donation to support the District, visit the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation website. The website is also linked within the Get Involved tab, above. On the Foundation site, you'll find out more about the annual native plant sale, how to adopt a turtle, and other ways to help.

Holiday Closures: Forest Preserve District Administration offices and Creek Bend Nature Center will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in honor of Memorial Day. Administration offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m. and Creek Bend Nature Center will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Thank you.

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