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The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

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News Updates

  • As of 7/19/24 the following forest preserves are closed due to severe storm damage & flooding: Fuller Memorial, Kilbuck Bluffs, Sugar River. At this time, the boat launch at Hononegah Forest Preserve is also closed due to flooding.

  • Sugar River Campground reservations are FULL for the following dates: June 6-9, 2024 and September 6-8, 2024. 

  • FPWC has been awarded a $50,000 subgrant by The Morton Arboretum’s Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) to improve its community tree canopy. Click here to read the full press release.

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Reservations and Purchases 

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Explore
The
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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2024 Events!

Discover the nature of life and get outside with us!

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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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