The preserve offers one picnic shelter for groups of less than 25 people. The shelter is not available for rental.
The preserve offers access to shoreline fishing on the two lakes. Catch and release fishing is encouraged, but daily limits are:
Type of Fish
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish*
Large or Smallmouth Bass*
18 inches or larger
Sauger or Walleye*
14 inches or larger
White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie*
*The daily limit applies to the combination of these fish species: anglers may take up to 15 bluegill or redear sunfish, not 15 of each; anglers may take one largemouth bass or one smallmouth bass, not both; anglers may take up to 6 sauger or walleye, not 6 of each; and anglers may take up to 15 white, black, or hybrid crappie, not 15 of each.
The preserve allows for the launch of small fishing boats, and there is no launch fee or District permit required. However, only watercraft that can be carried on top of a vehicle is permitted. There is no boat trailer parking at the preserve. Additional statewide and District regulations apply. Learn more about boating in the forest preserves.