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The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
The FPWC Board of Commissions statement regarding the agreement between FPWC and SDEF - read here.
Click here for a list of winter gate closures.
FPWC, along with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is working with the Chicago-Rockford International Airport to relocate material from Bell Bowl Prairie. Read more here.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 - horseback riding preserves/campgrounds open for the season
We are hiring! Interested in working for the forest preserves? We have open positions for full-time employment. See available job positions here.
NOTICE: Sugar River Campground will be unavailable for camping reservations on the following dates
6/9/2023 through 6/11/2023
9/15/2023 through 9/17/2023
Reservations and Purchases
Shelterhouse and Camping Reservations begin on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 8:00am
Discover the nature of life and get outside with us!
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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