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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   Take only Memories.   Leave only Footprints.    Thank You Very Kindly.GOOSE IN THE GRASS

Prairie Partner News & Announcements
  • 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 open. Check with IDNR for pertinent information.

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

We thank everyone for their assistance and concern.

Cabin was erected on the GLPSNA site
by Builder Todd Daggett and his Assistant Ken Daggett.
The process for building was shared on our Facebook page. Look for Goose Lake Prarie Partners Inc for updates.

The Cabin is completed and furniture moved in.
Goose Lake Prairie June 4th
to the 36th Annual Cabin Festival was a
great event.

Download a Cabin Festival poster.
Download the Cragg Cabin History Story


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.

Star24th Annual Prairie Day - Sept 17, 2022. 
Performers are lining up nicely.
Check the Prairie Day Page.

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

2022 Fundraiser Quilt
"A Prairie Star" is displayed on our Flyer.
It was made by Joan Papesh of Diamond, Illinois.
Fall Flower Arrangements are 2nd an 3rd Prizes arranged by Karen Dixon.
Check out the
Gift shop page for the photo of the Winner
for 2021 Fundraiser. See the Quilt in the Gift Shop at Cabin Festival June 4.
You can purchase tickets at the Prairie Day Event
September 17 in Prairie Grove.

In honor of National Bison Day, the Prairie Partners participated 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.

Georgiean Benson of S. Wilmington, ILMs. Georgiean Benson
of S. Wilmington, IL
Volunteer of the Year - 202

  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
Visitors Center is
Closed Indefinately.

Bits & Pieces

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To reserve GLP Picnic Shelters go to

There is no camping facilities at GLPSNA.

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

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Updated as of
August 06, 2022

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