Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters


Facilities and Office Closed, Preserves Open To Foot Traffic

For the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and the community at large, in compliance with the Stay at Home Order, the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County administrative office, nature centers, campgrounds, playgrounds, golf courses, equestrian trails and equestrian camping areas are closed until further notice.

Most forest preserves are closed to vehicles, but open for walking, hiking, picnicking, paddling and birdwatching. Visitors must follow social distancing protocols, maintaining a six foot distance from other visitors . Entrance gates wwill be locked. Please park vehicles outside the entrance gates and enter the preserves on foot.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Check this website and our Facebook page for updates.

NPlogo-black-1024x291The healing power of nature awaits in the forest preserves’ woods, prairies, trails, and rivers…


5500 Northrock Drive ⋅ Rockford, IL 61103 ⋅ 815-877-6100 ⋅ Fax 815-877-6124 ⋅
Thanks to David C. Olson ( for the use of wildlife and landscape images.
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