Wright Woods Preserve - Lake County, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 42° 13.323 W 087° 55.527
16T E 423623 N 4674845
Quick Description: Over 500 acres of forest in suburban Lake County, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2008 7:25:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM3H0C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
Views: 22

Long Description:
Wright Woods offers scenic trails and playground areas for families and smaller groups.

Since most of the areas along the trails are wetlands, you may find different plants and animals you would typically see.

The preserve is open from 6:30 a.m. to sunset.
Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 506 acres

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
The outer loop of the trail is almost 3 miles long, plus there are many inner connections within the loop. There is also a bridge connecting to Half Day Woods which, in turn, connects to the Des Plaines River Trail.


What points of interest are there?:
Fishing ponds bird watching


What activities are available?:
Horseback riding (with permit) Hiking/Biking Fishing ponds Playgrounds Picnic Pavillions


Hours of accessibility?: daylight only

List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
open water


Dogs Allowed?: Yes

Is a permit/fee required?: Yes

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.:
Permits are required for: Equestrian use (Daily $3 res./ $6 non-res OR Annual $35 res./ $70 non-res) Pavillion reservations and groups greater than 24 people (first 50 people $60 res./ $120 non-res)


Please supply the website of the land if available: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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