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Snowmobiling is an exciting and popular winter pastime and is allowed in five of the forest preserves. Pecatonica Wetlands, Pecatonica River, Four Lakes, Sugar River and Seward Bluffs are available for snowmobiling. Snowmobiles are allowed on designated trails only when four inches of snow cover is on 80% of the designated trail. Snowmobiling is not allowed at other forest preserves and is at the operator’s own risk.

Snowmobiling Trails & Safety Tips

Snowmobiles are allowed on designated trails in these preserves:
Pecatonica River
Pecatonica Wetlands
Four Lakes
Sugar River
Seward Bluffs

Snowmobiles cannot be on the trails after 10 PM. Refer to our policy.

Winter recreation (cross-country skiers, snow shoe, skating, and sledding) are allowed in the preserves after dark. Cross-country skiing and sledding are not allowed on the golf courses. Although some of the preserve gates will be locked, many of the access roads allow room for skiers to park their cars off the roadway in front of the locked gates including: Kieselburg, Hononegah, Kishwaukee River (west), Seward Bluffs, Sugar River, Pecatonica River, Deer Run and Kishwaukee Gorge. Gates will be open at Oak Ridge and Blackhawk Springs (Mulford).