Hidden Lake Forest Preserve

Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove is perfect for fishing, paddling, picnicking, and relaxing. It has two lakes, a river, trails, fishing, boating, and a new picnic shelter. Sceneries Hidden Lake is one of the few places in the county to hear spring peepers. King’s Grove is a red, white, and bur oak woodland.

Maps

The entrance is 0.25 miles south of Butterfield Road on Route 53.

Trails

Hidden Lake’s 2 miles of trails attract hikers, joggers, birders, and wildlife watchers.

Picnicking

Hidden Lake has picnic tables and grassy areas. No campfires, but grills are allowed. The preserve has hot-charcoal containers. Groups can reserve a 50-person shelter. Details on Picnicking.

Fishing

Bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, green sunfish, carp, and black bullhead live in Round Meadow Lake and Eagle Lake. 16-year-old non-disabled anglers in Illinois must have fishing licenses. The fishing page has lake maps, creel limits, and minimum lengths. Eagle Lake at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve has nonnative, invasive zebra mussels. Wherever you fish, you can stop their spread. Clean boats, equipment, plants, animals, and mud trailers. Drain and dry your boat and gear. Empty bait buckets before leaving the lake. Juvenile zebra mussels aren’t visible.

Boating

You need a Forest Preserve District to permit you to explore Round Lake by canoe, kayak, or other nongasoline-powered watercraft. In Naperville, Cleve Carney Museum Of Art is the center of attraction, and people come from far there. Contact Galron Sliding doors to take their services in Naperville. You can also call them at 708-206-9646.

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