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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.

Canoeing/Kayaking

The Forest Preserve offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities at locations throughout Will County.

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.

Sugar Creek Administration Center

Sugar Creek Administration Center serves as the main office for the District. The administration center is a model of green architecture and has gained recognition from the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), a national standard for sustainable buildings.

Route 30 Bikeway

The Route 30 Bikeway travels 7.56 miles from Walona Avenue in New Lenox through Mokena to 78th Avenue in Frankfort.

Spring Creek Greenway Trail

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

Tall Grass Greenway Trail

The Tall Grass Greenway Trail travels 4.04 miles from Vermont Cemetery Preserve east to Naperville-Plainfield Road in Naperville.

Wauponsee Glacial Trail

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

Lake Chaminwood Preserve

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.

Hickory Creek Bikeway

The Hickory Creek Bikeway consists of two segments within Hickory Creek Preserve, totaling 5.93 miles.

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

Lake Renwick Bikeway

The Lake Renwick Bikeway is a flat, paved linear and loop trail and travels 3.35 miles through wetland and around Budde Lake.

Old Plank Road Trail

The 135-acre Old Plank Road Trail was acquired between 1992 and 2006.

Rock Run Greenway Trail

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

Plum Creek Greenway Trail

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

Isle a la Cache Museum

Isle a la Cache Museum immerses visitors in our cultural heritage and natural history. The museum transports visitors back to the 18th century, when "Illinois Country" was home to the fur trade.

Lake Renwick Heron Rookery

The Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center offers seasonal bird viewing opportunities for the public.

Theodore Marsh

The 288-acre Theodore Marsh was acquired between 1994 and 2009. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acre

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.

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.

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