The 120-acre Lake Chaminwood Preserve was acquired between 2000 and 2011.
The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.
Prior to the District’s acquisition of the land, its two lakes were created and used for quarrying.
PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE ON THIS PRESERVE'S INTERACTIVE MAP
Lake Chaminwood Preserve protects a 35-acre lake, a 12-acre lake and a portion of the DuPage River with associated wetland habitat.
Amenities and activities
Lake Chaminwood Preserve features 0.7 mile of paved trail, ideal for the following activities:
- In-line skating
- Cross-country skiing
The preserve offers one picnic shelter, which may be used by groups of less than 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. A permit is not required.
The preserve offers access to shoreline fishing on the two lakes. Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged, but daily limits are:
The preserve features a canoe/kayak launch. No launch pass is required. There is a gravel parking lot for kayak and canoe trailer parking.
The preserve allows for the launch of small fishing boats that can be carried to the water. There is no launch fee or District permit required. Additional State and District regulations apply.