100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Welcome to the City of Crystal Lake, Illinois. The City of Crystal Lake is committed to continuing the high quality of life enjoyed by the citizens and businesses of the Crystal Lake community.
Crystal Lake is located 50 miles northwest of Chicago, a short drive from O'Hare International Airport, near several major highways and interstates. The Union Pacific rail line provides easy access to Chicago. As a result, Crystal Lake residents enjoy the many employment, cultural and recreational opportunities of a major metro city, yet live in a pleasant, friendly, small-town atmosphere.
The cities eclectic downtown shopping district is home to many fine shops, galleries, dining and the Raue Center for the Arts.
The new Three Oaks Recreation Area is an outdoor lovers paradise. The reclaimed quarry features swimming beaches, fishing, paddle boat and kayak rentals, splash pad play area, sand volleyball, hiking trails, concessions and picnic grounds. Three Oaks is accessible from the Prairie Trail Bike Path and makes for a great family outing. Crystal Lake's namesake lake offers two beach options with the Main Beach featuring historic beach house, concessions, playground, picnic grove, boat rentals and a retro beach vibe.