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 2017 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, 2017. Dates members are working will be posted on our FaceBook page.
See authentic 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. CPV Three Rivers Energy Center is sponsoring this event. Location is in and around the Cragg Cabin North - East of the Visitor’s Center.
11th Annual Nature Photography Contest
August 6 (Sunday) Noon – 3:00 p.m. Accept photo entries.
August 11 (Friday) Partners prepare exhibit.
August 12 -13 (Sat-Sun) Exhibit Days during Visitor Center hours.
August 13 (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 state parks in Illinois. See our website for details. All activities are in the Visitor’s Center.
20th Annual Prairie Day September 16, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Annual 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 Generations 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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