Country Lakes

Country Lakes

Country Lakes Forest Preserve in Naperville is a 34.5-acre wetland that provides stormwater management for surrounding developments. Restoration areas include prairie and wetland, creating diverse wildlife habitats. 

 

Natural Scene

Country Lakes has a variety of native plants, some regionally rare such as Illinois sensitive plant, indigo bush and pickerel weed. It has a natural marsh with fluctuating water levels and restored prairies and wetlands, which provide habitat to dozens of types of birds, including the state-endangered black-crowned night heron, osprey, marsh wren, pied-billed grebe and red-shouldered hawk.

 

Driving Directions 

Country Lakes is at the intersection of Diehl and Shore roads. Public parking is available with easy access to the Illinois Prairie Path in Naperville.

History

The Forest Preserve District acquired 25 acres of Country Lakes in 2001 and additional smaller parcels through 2011.

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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