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The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

News Updates

  • We are hiring! Interested in working for the forest preserves? We have open positions for full-time employment. See available job positions here.​​


  • It's our 100 year anniversary! Make sure to follow us on social media for special announcements and giveaways! Learn how to the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County came to be in this blog post.​​

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Reservations and Purchases 

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Forest Preserves

44 preserves, over 100 miles of hiking trails, three campgrounds, three golf courses. Endless possibilities.

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Camp with us!

Campgrounds provide paved access roads, running water, electric hookups, restrooms, and dump stations.

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2022 Events!

Discover the nature of life and get outside with us!


Golf with us!

Enjoy your round amongst the best golf experiences in Illinois! 
Play the preserves: Atwood | Ledges | Macktown

Our Mission Statement:

"The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is dedicated to protecting, conserving, enhancing and promoting Winnebago County's natural heritage for the environmental, educational, and recreational benefit of present and future generations."

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