The Land

Lake County Forest Preserves

Unique to Illinois, forest preserve districts are designed to protect large natural areas and provide passive recreation.

Your Lake County Forest Preserve District was created in 1958 under Illinois law as a special purpose unit of government. Since then, the forest preserve district has blossomed into a system of vibrant natural areas and have been recognized as a national leader in conservation, while offering fun ways for you to recreate, relax and learn in forest preserves throughout Lake County.

Today the district protects more than 30,700 acres and is the second largest forest preserve district in Illinois.

Two great parks, one destination!

Six Flags Great America is home to 14 world-class roller coasters, four interactive children’s areas and a massive 20-acre water park. From the wildest roller coasters to lighthearted family rides, Six Flags Great America has something for everyone. As one of the largest theme parks in the country, Great America was built to embody the country’s bicentennial with classic Americana-theme territories.