Skyline, Visitor's Center and Parking Lot. 
Goose Lake Prairie Partners
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
Masks are required for entry. Cooperation in Social Distancing and Sanitizing Hands appreciated.
Playgrounds and shelters are open to groups of less than 25.

Heidecke Lake and Bank Fishing Closes Oct 12th.
Check with IDNR for pertinent information.

Rebuild site progress as of Oct 1st, 2021Cragg Cabin Rebuild
Please go to our Fundraisers Page.
We thank everyone for their assistance and concern.

Cabin is being erected off site.
We are now looking at a December finish date.
35th Annual Cabin Festival  - June 5, 2021
Terrific event, wonderful crowd. Thanks to everyone who lent a hand.
15th Annual Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit
- August 1st through August 8, 2021
Downloadable slide show of winners and winners report available.

24th Annual Prairie Day
  Sept 18, 2021. 
We spent a wonderful day on the lawn with Representative Lou from Exelon Dresden Station.
Thanks to all who lent a hand.

2020-2021 Fundraiser Quilt "Don't Give a Hoot" was presented to Debbie Bogash of Coal City, Illinois
the Monday after Prairie Day.
Check out the
Gift shop page for the photo of the Winner.
In honor of National Bison Day, 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.
Gift Shop Hours 10 AM - 4 PM
when VC is open.

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Many Thanks to William & Sara Meyer, the 2021 Sponsors of the GLPP Website.

Video Presentation on
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area -
Click Here

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Page - Click Here.
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

Visitor Center Now Open most Saturdays with Prairie Partners in charge through October.
Drop in and say hello from 10 to 1.

Visit The Museum!
Click for Historic
Visitors Center is open
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday.

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There is no camping facilities at GLPSNA.

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October 6, 2021

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