Maps & Directions

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

Located 10 miles west of Champaign-Urbana on I-74 at Mahomet, exit #172 or #174. For faster access to the Museum of the Grand Prairie (formerly Early American Museum) and Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, take exit #172. For faster access to District Headquarters and the Golf Course, take exit #174.

Physical Address

  • Main Entrance: 109 S. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet
  • Boathouse Entrance: 101 N. Lake of the Woods Road
  • Golf Course Entrance: 405 N. Lake of the Woods Road
  • Museum & Garden Entrance: 950 N. Lombard Street

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River Bend Forest Preserve

Located in south Mahomet on Mid-America Road about one mile west of Route 47. From Champaign-Urbana, take I-72 west to the Route 47 exit. Go north approximately 3.5 miles on Route 47, turn left on Mid-America Road, and follow the signs.

Physical Address

  • 1602 Mid-America Road, Mahomet

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Sangamon River Forest Preserve

Located in Fisher, in northwest Champaign County. From Champaign-Urbana, go north on I-57 or Route 45 to US Route 136; go west to Fisher; turn left on 1st Street/Amvets Road/County Road 600 E, and go south about two miles.

Physical Address

  • 2797 County Road 600 E, Fisher

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Homer Lake Forest Preserve

Located approximately 14 miles southeast of Champaign-Urbana. From I-74, take the Ogden exit, go south on Route 49 about two miles, and follow the signs.

Physical Address

  • 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer

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Middle Fork River Forest Preserve

Located in the northeastern corner of Champaign County. It is 12 miles east of Rantoul on U.S. Route 136 and five miles north of Penfield and Route 136 on County Road 2700E.

Physical Address

  • Supt Office: 3433 County Road 2700 E, Penfield
  • Entrance/Campground: 3485 County Rd 2700 E, Penfield

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