National Parks / Natural World

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve Mahomet

Where is it at?

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Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
Lake of the Woods
Tel: 217 586 2431


Please note: sat nav doesn't work well with this address and our own lat and long should be used as guidance only in this instance. Please plan your journey independently.

Where are we going today?

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve is 900 acres of wooded parkland featuring opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, sledding and more. Rentals of pedal boats, kayaks and rowboats are available Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Kids love the Hi-Tower, a six-story observation platform giving spectacular views.

Individual attractions within the park consist of Museum of the Grand Prairie (formerly Early American Museum), Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden and Lake of the Woods Golf Course.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree admission

When can we go?

Opens 9am daily, seasonal closing between 5pm and 9pm.

Any Top Tips?

The attractions within the park operate independently..

What people are saying?

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    Nice hiking trails, a beutifule bridge, and lots of trees. But don't drink the rusty water from the water fountain near the bathrooms.

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    I live right bye it

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