skip to main content
Preserves & Trails
Activity Fees and Permits
General Site Links
How Can We Serve You Better?
Frequently Asked Questions
News and Events
Printable Maps and Brochures
Partner With Us
Volunteer With Us
Links and Resources
Web Site Map
USAgain Textile Recycling
Music at McKinley
Environmental Learning Center
News You Can Use
A new and improved interactive map is now available for online exploration of forest preserves!
View more information.
Visitor Center Amenities
The Environmental Learning Center offers a unique combination of educational and recreational opportunities for school groups, youth groups, and community organizations.
Field trips for school groups are offered in the spring and fall.
Learn more about school group programs.
Youth group programs are also offered, featuring primitive camping and platform tents which are available from April through October.
Learn more about youth group programs.
The Center is open by permit only.
Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock
The Environmental Learning Center is located at 20851 S. Briarwood Lane, north of Route 30 and east of Wolf Road, in Mokena.
Explore on our Interactive Map!
View on Google Map
Open by permit only.
Maps & Brochures
Environmental Learning Center Campground Map
Other Visitor Centers
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
Isle a la Cache Museum
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center
Monee Reservoir Visitor Center
Plum Creek Nature Center
Sugar Creek Administration Center
Copyright © 2015 The Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433
815.727.8700 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Weekdays
Obtain Accessible Information or Services Here
, or Call 815.727.8700 (A TDD Relay Service is Available at 800.526.0844)
Web Site Map