Skyline, Visitor's Center and Parking Lot. 
Goose Lake Prairie Partners, Inc.
Volunteers at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N. Jugtown Road off Pine Bluff Road, Morris, IL 60450

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Prairie Partner News & Announcements

In honor of National Bison Day November 5th,
the Prairie Partners are participating with a video presentation .
Virtually visit with Beverly Mansfield as she discusses the
Bison and the uses made of them: tanning with brains and uses
made of the fur, hide, and innards.


  • As of February 9, 2022, the Visitor Center
    is closed indefinitely.
  • Playgrounds and shelters are open to groups of less than 25. Trails are open.
  • Heidecke Lake and Bank Fishing Area is closed to fishing. Check with IDNR for pertinent information.


Front of the new Cragg Cabin
West side of the New Cragg Cabin   East side of the New Cragg Cabin
The New Cragg Cabin is Finished!
We celebrated the new Cragg Cabin June 4th, 2022, and dedicated it to the Education program. We presented the Cabin built of white oak logs to Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area and IDNR.

Burgess Family at Dedication.
Cragg Family descendants joined in the Festivities at the Dedication.
We thank the family for their contribution of red oak wood which was used for roof underlayment and the floors throughout the cabin as well as their support in all our endeavors.

We thank everyone for their assistance and concern.
The assistance for the Grant from the State of Illinois by Representative David Welter
was greatly appreciated.


Cabin was erected on the GLPSNA site
by Builder Todd Daggett and his Assistant Ken Daggett. The process of building was shared on our Facebook page. Look for "Goose Lake Prarie Partners Inc" for updates.
The Cabin is completed and furniture moved in.
*Kiosk Board Received.
New Kiosk will be on display soon.

Download the Revised Cragg Cabin History Story
The Wagon that sits by the ole Wind Mill has been upgraded thanks to a park supporter. The wood is replaced and new support for the canvas is in place. Now that winter is close at hand the canvas will be put in place
in the spring of 2023
..

16th Annual Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit
will not
be held this year due to the Visitor Center closure.

We hope to be back with the contest/Exhibit next year.


Downloadable slide show of 2021 winners and winners report available.
 

24th Annual Prairie Day Sept 17, 2022.  10 - 3
We had a terrific day in the Prairie Grove.
Check the Prairie Day Page for photos.

We thank
Constellation - Dresden Station
for being our sponsors for the seventh year.


2022 Fundraiser Quilt and flower arrangements
has been settled. Check out the winners on the Gift shop page.




Group Shot at Illinois State Fair, 2022

GL Prairie Partners awarded Volunteer of the year 2022
by IDNR at the State Fair
.

  Staff in the center may be called to another part of the park. If your visit is to the Center, you might call to be sure it is open.
(815) 942-2899
Click for Historic Mural
 
  • As of February 9, 2022, the Visitor Center is closed indefinitely.
  • Playgrounds and shelters are open to groups of less than 25. Trails are open.
  • Heidecke Lake and Bank Fishing Area is closed to fishing. Check with IDNR for pertinent information.


Bits & Pieces

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To reserve GLP Picnic Shelters for groyups of 25+ go to https://camp.exploremoreil.com/

There is no camping facilities at GLPSNA.


Gift Shop Hours 10 AM - 4 PM
when VC is open.


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.

Video Presentation on Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Narrated by Charlene McDade - Click Here

 
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