DuPage forest preserves are open daily from one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted.
The Forest Preserve District closes some forest preserve parking lots, amenities and areas for the winter season, Dec. 1, 2021 ‒ Feb. 28, 2022. All areas are scheduled to reopen on March 1, 2022, weather permitting. These lots, areas and latrines are inaccessible not only for safety reasons but also to accommodate snow and ice removal and trail grooming at our most frequented areas. This seasonal plan also allows us to open off-leash dog areas and winter-activity areas as soon as safely possible to best serve forest preserve visitors.
Portable latrines are available all winter season at the following locations:
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!
3S580 Naperville Road Wheaton, IL 60189
Visitor Services Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 27 (except July 2) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.