to the Forest Preserve District of Kane County


The Outdoors

Redbuds bloom at Forested Fen Forest Preserve.

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.

For information about the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation, or to Adopt a Turtle, see the Get Involved section of this website.

See a problem in the preserves? You may Report an Issue via our website or smartphone. Download "Kane Forest Notify" from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Preserves are open every day, sunrise to sunset.

Horse Trails are OPEN for riding as of May 7, 2022.

We're hiring! Check out the full list of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available on our Careers page. Our current Hiring Spotlight is the Chief of Planning & Land Management position.

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in Your Preserves