2020 Permits Are Now on Sale

Purchase your permit online or at our District headquarters in Wheaton.

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See Magic of Wizards, Wands & Wildlife

Discover fantastic creatures at fun family program at Mayslake Jan. 3 & 4

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Embrace Flurry of Winter Fun

Sledding, snow tubing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and more available

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Catch Nature

Find out where we've been catching nature and how you can, too!

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Give the Gift of "Get Outdoors"

Buy a gift card for DuPage forest preserve equipment rentals, programs, permits or merchandise.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Springbrook Prairie Restoration Work Garners an Award for District

The Forest Preserve District won a Chicago Wilderness award for its restoration work at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville.

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Reminder to Motorists: Watch for Deer in Roadways This Time of Year

The Forest Preserve District won a Chicago Wilderness award for its restoration work at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville.

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with DuPage Forest Preserve Programs

It's the perfect time to get into the spirit of the season with our fun holiday events and programs that offer something for everyone.

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Now is the Perfect Time to Listen for the Hoots of Great Horned Owls 

It's mating time for great horned owls, so a cold winter's night is the perfect time to hear them hooting for each other.

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Lend a Helping Hand at One of Our Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Get some fresh air and exercise while helping Mother Earth at a volunteer restoration workday in one of our forest preserves.

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Discover Why You Might Be Seeing More Coyotes in Winter Months

Discover some fascinating facts about these canines, and find out where you might spot some wild ones in our DuPage forest preserves.

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Programs & Events

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!

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