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Brookdale Conservation Area

18410 US Hwy 14 | Woodstock, IL 60098 | (815) 338.6223 Visit Our Website | Map


Brookdale Conservation Area

Located in the northwestern quadrant of the county, Brookdale offers a serene getaway from daily life. Visitors can enjoy a 1 mile mowed grass trail loop that transverses one side of the 11 acre pond, past a wildlife observation deck overlooking the water and up through a former pine plantation. A picnic shelter and restroom are available on the east side of the pond/Paulson Road entrance, as well as a 1/4 mile paved trail that leads to a handicap accessible fishing pier and small dam where the pond spills into the north branch of the Kishwaukee River. The Paulsen Road Entrance offers a horse trailer parking lot for up to 10 trailers and is the closer access point to the new 4.5-mile multi-purpose trail. Fishing is allowed in the 11 acre lake with a valid license. Fishermen must obey all State of Illinois fishing regulations and any other posted site-specific regulations. Picnicking: A reservable picnic shelter with grill is available for up to 80 guests or can be used for free for casual day use individuals and groups less than 15. Cross Country Ski: Due to the steep incline/decline the 1 mile looped trail is considered an advanced cross country ski trail and is not groomed. Horseback Riding: The Paulsen Road Entrance offers a horse trailer parking and access to the new 4 mile multi-purpose trail.

 

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Fishing is allowed in the 11 acre lake with a valid license. Fishermen must obey all State of Illinois fishing regulations and any other posted site-specific regulations.

Picnicking: A reservable picnic shelter with grill is available for up to 80 guests or can be used for free for casual day use individuals and groups less than 15.

Cross Country Ski: Due to the steep incline/decline the 1 mile looped trail is considered an advanced cross country ski trail and is not groomed.

Horseback Riding:  The Paulsen Road Entrance offers a horse trailer parking and access to the new 4 mile multi-purpose trail.



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