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The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County


News Updates

  • Forest Preserve Campgrounds and Equestrian camping/trails will close on the Wednesday, November 15th, for the season.  

  • 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. 


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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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2023 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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