Blackwell Forest Preserve

Warrenville, Ill.


Main entrance on Butterfield Road (Route 56) one mile east of Route 59.
Two other parking lots on Mack Road one-quarter mile east of Route 59.
Warrenville, Ill. 60555
(630) 933-7200
Hours: Open daily one hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset. Boat rental hours vary.
Admission: Preserve and trail access free. Advance-purchase permits required for some amenities.

Over 7 miles of trails offer fun for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Amenities include group picnic shelters, an off-leash dog area, a youth-group campground and a boat launch (permits must be purchased in advance). A family campground is open weekends May - September. Boat rental is available weekends in April and daily after Memorial Day. White Pine Pond and Silver Lake offer fishing. The McKee Marsh area's interpretive trail features two observation decks, a bird blind, and signs that describe the history and ecological significance of the marsh.


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