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The Forest Preserve District of Will County is a government organization in Illinois focusing on land preservation and restoration, outdoor recreation, and environmental education.

Rock Run Preserve – Paul V. Nichols Access

The 320-acre Rock Run Preserve was acquired between 1990 and 2009. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Biking

Throughout Will County, the Forest Preserve District has provided paved and limestone screened trails that are ideal for biking. Whether you are seeking a leisurely ride or a serious workout, a trail is available and it is likely close to home.

Boating

The Forest Preserve offers fishing boat launches and rowboat rentals at select preserves. Fishing boat launches provide trailer parking, and there is no launch fee.

Camping

One of the best ways to reconnect with nature is to pop a tent right in the middle of it! The Forest Preserve offers camping at five locations within Will County. Check out our primitive campsites and book your reservation today. A permit is required for use of all campsites.

Cross-Country Skiing

After a snowfall, the Forest Preserve's trails are not cleared so they become ideal for cross-country skiing.

Dog Exercising

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has six dog parks throughout the county. All parks provide fenced areas that allow dogs to run and play without a leash.

Spring Creek Greenway Trail

The Spring Creek Greenway Trail consists of two segments totaling 8.45 miles within Hadley Valley and Messenger Marsh.

Veterans Memorial Trail

Veterans Memorial Trail begins at 135th Street in Romeoville where it overlaps Centennial Trail and travels north 3.26 miles to Interstate 355.

Wauponsee Glacial Trail

The 275-acre Wauponsee Glacial Trail was acquired between 2004 and 2016.

Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail travels 3.26 miles from Schneider's Passage northeast through Romeoville to the Cook County line.

DuPage River Trail

The DuPage River Trail is a work in progress through a partnership between the Forest Preserve District and 12 other agencies. The trail is planned to travel 40 miles from Channahon north into DuPage County.

Joliet Junction Trail

The 60-acre Joliet Junction Trail was acquired between 2000 and 2002. Prior to the District’s acquisition of the land, it was an abandoned railroad

Plum Creek Greenway Trail

The Plum Creek Greenway Trail travels 3.15 miles through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.

Rock Run Greenway Trail

The Rock Run Greenway Trail travels 11.24 miles from Crest Hill south through Joliet.

Vermont Cemetery Preserve

The 37-acre Vermont Cemetery Preserve was acquired between 1998 and 2012. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Veterans Woods – Roy F. Hassert Grove

The 77-acre Veterans Woods was acquired in 1966. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Veterans Woods – Traders Corner

The 77-acre Veterans Woods was acquired in 1966. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Wolf Creek Preserve

The 17-acre Wolf Creek Preserve was acquired between 2004 and 2015. The preserve comprises the Wolf Creek preservation system.

Hastert-Bechstein Preserve

The 17-acre Hastert-Bechstein Preserve was acquired in 1992. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Huyck's Grove Preserve

The 504-acre Huyck's Grove Preserve was acquired between 2006 and 2008. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Jackson Creek Preserve

The 374-acre Jackson Creek Preserve was acquired between 2006 and 2009. The preserve is part of the Jackson Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 460 acres.

John Wesley Preserve

The 274-acre John Wesley Preserve was acquired between 2006 and 2008. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Kankakee Sands Preserve

The 555-acre Kankakee Sands Preserve was acquired between 1999 and 2012. The preserve is part of the Kankakee Sands preservation system, which conserves more than 1,200 acres.

Kraske Preserve

The 3-acre Kraske Preserve was acquired in 1998. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Lake of the Woods Preserve

The 3-acre Lake of the Woods Preserve was acquired in 1998. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Plum Valley Ravines

The 825-acre Plum Valley Ravines was acquired between 1979 and 2003. The preserve is part of the Plum Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,300 acres of land.

Potawatomi Woods Preserve

The 114-acre Potawatomi Woods Preserve was acquired in 2000. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

Prairie Creek Preserve

The 121-acre Prairie Creek Preserve was acquired in 2006. The preserve comprises the Prairie Creek preservation system.

Laughton Preserve

The 430-acre Laughton Preserve was acquired between 1931 and 2006. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Lower Rock Run Preserve – McClintock Road Access

The 372-acre Lower Rock Run Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2003. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction

The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access

The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

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