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We are stewards of our county's natural and historic resources through conservation, education and the compatible outdoor recreation experiences we provide at Champaign County's Forest Preserves.

Phone: (217) 586-3360 | Fax: (217) 586-5724 | Email:

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Lake of the Woods Pro Shop
Has everything you need for the golfer on your Christmas list. Perhaps it’s a new driver or wedge, or accessories such as balls, towels, or a hat. We also carry Fighting Illini attire from Antigua. Come shop our yellow tag sale…most merchandise priced at or below cost! Looking for a season pass to “Golf the Lake” in 2015? You can now purchase a 2015 season golf pass for 2014 prices! Can’t decide from all of the fine products Lake of the Woods has to offer? We also offer gift cards for golf, carts, merchandise, and simulator play in any denomination.  So come out to Lake of the Woods golf course and get that golfer on your list taken care of. Pro Shop hours are currently 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week through December 23rd.




Museum Store
This holiday season, forget the big box stores—shop the Museum Store at the Museum of the Grand Prairie! We have the perfect gift for the history and nature lovers on your list. Colorful and high-quality home décor, a great book selection, old-fashioned games and puzzles, and singing bird plush toys are just a few of the many things we have to offer. After you finish up your holiday shopping, stay and explore our exciting and educational exhibits! Open 7 days a week, 1:00-5:00 pm.

Remarkable Reptiles
Monday, December 22

Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 1 – 2 p.m.
Join a naturalist for a close-up look at our resident snake & turtles. Learn their natural and personal histories. $2 per person; children 2 and under are FREE. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or

2015 Season Passes On Sale
Want to Golf the Lake in 2015? Now through December 31, you can get your 2015 season pass for 2014 prices. And, if you refer a first time season pass buyer, you and the friend will receive a coupon for 2 free cart rentals in 2015! That's a $30 value each! Also, non-resident fees no longer apply, so you can live outside Champaign County and pay the same rate as a county resident. So renew your pass now or surprise your favorite golfer with a season pass to Lake of the Woods Golf Course for Christmas!