Donate to Support Your DuPage Forest Preserves

A matching gift will make yours go twice as far through the end of the year.


2023 Permits Go On Sale Dec. 1

Purchase permits for off-leash dog areas, private boating, the archery range, and model crafts

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Fall In Love With the Forest Preserves!

Check out our calendar of events for fall-themed fun!

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Stay Connected!

Sign up for text alerts and more for the latest DuPage forest preserve news.

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Dive Into the Fall Conservationist

Read about river otters and more!

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


On the Road This Fall? Watch for Deer!

Slow down and stay alert to avoid deer-vehicle collisions during breeding season.

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Important Trail Connection Completes North Central DuPage Regional Trail

The new 1.7-mile multipurpose trail at Pratt's Wayne Woods completes the 19.75-mile multi-agency project.


Brush Up on Safety and Etiquette Tips for Sharing the Trails

Forest preserve trails are popular places in the fall. Refresh yourself on how to stay safe and courteous.

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Grant to Restore Woodland at Blackwell

A recent $2,000 grant from the DuPage Birding Club funds the planting of nearly 100 native trees to benefit birds. 


Why You Might See More Coyotes This Time of Year

Coyote sightings increase when young leave the nest in search of mates and territories to call their own. 


Wolf Spider: Friend or Foe?

They may look ominous due to their large, hairy bodies and big prominent eyes, but they're actually quite fascinating.

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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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