Prairie Partner Activities
Nature Photo Contest
Fishing & Hunting
Donors & Donations
Take only Memories. Leave only Footprints. Thank You Very Kindly.
Download a PDF of our special events calendar for 2019 here.
For fishing and hunting dates see the Fish and Hunting page.
Goose Lake Prairie Partners will begin their desk service project on weekends at the park beginning April 1st and commencing October 31, 2018. Dates members are working will be posted on the FaceBook page.
34rd Annual Cabin Festival June 1, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
pioneer crafts done by the Prairie Partners and Friends as they re-enact in
authentic dress. Visit the Cragg
Cabin history exhibit and prairie life presentations. Park your car in the visitor center
parking area. Walk the trail to
the Cabin or ride the wagon.
Some demonstrators and vendors will have items for sale. The gift shop will be under the tent. The event is to celebrate cabin
living and life in the 1830’s.
Location is in and around the Cragg Cabin Northeast of the Visitor’s Center.
13th Annual Nature Photography Contest & Exhibit August 4 - August 11, 2019
August 4 (Sunday) Noon – 3:00 p.m. Accept photo entries
August 9 (Friday) Partners prepare exhibit.
August 10-11 (Sat-Sun) Exhibit Days during Visitor Center hours.
August 11 (Sunday) Exhibit closes 3:00 p.m. Photo pick up 3:30-4:00 p.m.
The Nature Photo
contest offers budding photographers a chance to display the best
photographs from their many trips to State Parks in Illinois this past year. While we would hope that everyone
visits the GLPSNA for their entries, photographs are to be taken in
Illinois State Parks, Lands or Areas and any National Park in Illinois. See our website for details. All activities are in the Visitor’s
22nd Annual Prairie Day September 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Prairie Day celebrates the prairie environment at the Goose Lake Prairie
State Natural Area, 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, IL 60450. It is in conjunction with National
Prairie Week. Prairie Day began
as an annual activity in 1997.
It traditionally falls on the Saturday of the third full week in September. Other park amenities are open during
the Festival. Visit the
butterfly barn, the picnic areas and play yards. Walk the trails and look into the
Cragg Cabin. Profits from all
events are used for future educational programs. Exelon Generation Dresden Station is
sponsoring this event. Located
in and around the Visitor Center.
ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO RAIN
DATES WILL BE ASSIGNED.
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Visitor Center Desk: 815-942-2899