Activities and Facilities

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite activities in DuPage's forest preserves including camping, fishing, picnicking, cross-country skiing, fishing, tubing or just hiking through the woods.

During summer months, visitors should be aware of possible algae blooms, which can be harmful to people and pets that come in contact with them. More information is available here.

Archery

A classical sport that offers challenging, rewarding experiences for all ages and abilities.Learn More...

Bicycling

More than 80 miles of trails, from invigorating 30-minute rides to leisurely afternoon loops.Learn More...

Boating

A relaxing way to enjoy the natural surroundings from a different point of view.Learn More...

Event Venues

The Forest Preserve District offers several settings perfect for business meetings, seminars, parties, weddings or casual lunches.Learn More...

Family and Youth-Group Camping

Plan an outdoor overnight adventure for your family or youth group.Learn More...

Fishing

Fishing is permitted in all of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s lakes, along the East and West branches of the DuPage River, Salt Creek, the Des Plaines River, and in the tributary creeks, unless otherwise posted.Learn More...

Golfing

Enjoy three distinct public golf clubs with courses for any skill level. Courses are open mid March through mid November.Learn More...

Hiking

Over 145 miles of on-foot explorations from seldom-traveled footpaths to wide limestone trails.Learn More...

Horseback Riding

Over 80 miles of trails for visitors on horseback.Learn More...

Model Craft

Model-craft areas are located at six forest preserves.Learn More...

Navigation and Wayfinding

Engaging ways to gain or improve wayfinding skills using classical and modern navigation tools.Learn More...

Off-Leash Dog Areas

The Forest Preserve District offers six off-leash dog areas.Learn More...

Picnicking

DuPage County forest preserves offer hundreds of picnic tables and inviting places to spread a blanket.Learn More...

Still Photography

A still photography permit may be purchased from Visitor Services. Learn More...

Wildlife Watching

One of the great benefits of DuPage County’s open spaces is watching wildlife. Each DuPage County forest preserve features its own mix of resident native wildlife. Learn More...

Winter Activities

Keep cabin fever at bay with fun winter activities in the forest preserves.Learn More...

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