Recreation In and Near the Fox River 
Ways to fully enjoy the amenities of the beautiful Fox River

We will continue to expand the information
on this page to help you find out
about many recreational opportunities
in and near the Fox River in Illinois
Forest Preserve Districts
Each county within the Fox Watershed in Illinois boasts numerous parks and recreational facilities. Visit their websites to explore the possibilities:
Cook County
DeKalb County
DuPage County
Kane County
Kendall County
Lake County
LaSalle County Parks Dept.
McHenry County Conservation Dist.
Park Districts
Most villages and cities within the watershed have a park district or office of parks and recreation.
Visit our Park District page for links to these:  HERE
State Parks
The following state parks lie within the Fox watershed:
Chain 'O Lakes, Spring Grove, McHenry County
James "Pate" Philip, Bartlett, DuPage County
Moraine Hills, McHenry, McHenry County
Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area
    Yorkville, Kendall County
Volo Bog State Natural Area, Ingleside, Lake County
Other Parks of Interest
There are several other large parks within the watershed you might want to visit:
Glacial Park, Ringwood
Dick Young Forest Preserve, Nelson Lake Marsh, Batavia
Fabyan Forest Peserve, Geneva
Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles
Pottawatomie Park
Pottawatomie Park Pavilion, St. Charles
Nelson Lake Marsh
Nelson Lake Marsh, Batavia

Recreation Types 
Visit our pages featuring more information and links for various recreation opportunities:
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking
Hiking & Camping
Of Special Interst
Blackberry Farm, Aurora
Fabyan Windmill, Geneva
Farnsworth House, Plano
Garfield Farm and Inn Museum, LaFox
Hackmatack Proposed National Wildlife Refuge
Peck Farm Butterfly House, Geneva
Fox River Trail in Kane County
Story of how it was created
Visit The Conservation Foundation's Facebook Page to read Fox River Journal Entries about recreation and nature experiences:
Facebook Link
Fabyan Windmill
Fabyan Windmill, Geneva
Farnsworth House
Farnsworth House, Plano

Visit the Recreation section, starting on Page 24, of the pdf version for stories about many interesting places to visit in the Fox watershed


A Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River
in Illinois