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Play in nature at fun summer camps for kids and teens.

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2020 Permits Are Now on Sale

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

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Delight in Wonders of Winter Feb. 1

Free all-ages event at Mayslake offers sure cure for cabin fever

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Catch Nature

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

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Calling All Artists!

Submit your artwork for "Pollinators in Action: Flowering Journeys" exhibit at Mayslake

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


Popular Hard Water Classic Ice Fishing Tourney Moved to Feb. 8

Anglers of all ages are invited to drop a line at Chicagoland's largest ice fishing tournament Feb. 8 at Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville.


Take a Romantic Night Hike at Fullersburg Woods Feb. 7, 8, 15 & 16

Enjoy a girls night out or a date night in nature as you hike through beautiful Fullersburg Woods along lantern-lit paths, then warm up with hot cocoa.

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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.


Explore Ways to Volunteer in the New Year at a Jan. 30 Info Session

Make a resolution to volunteer in 2020 by discovering more about our 50 volunteer opportunities in DuPage forest preserves.


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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