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

The 38th Annual Cabin Festival
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Has been CANCELLED due to rain.

President Char has cancelled the Cabin Festival for 2024 held this Saturday at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
(June 1, 2024) because of rain.
Instead, President Char invites everyone to come to the Grundy County Historical Society Museum at 510 W Illinois Avenue. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
President Char will be at the Museum beginning at 10:00 a.m.
with brochures and a talk about the cabin.
Vice President Beverly Mansfield will be in the first edition
weaving on the loom making rag rugs all day.
So drop into the museum and enjoy a walk through, admire the beautiful exhibits and spend some time with Char and Beverly.

Log for our Sponsor Thank You, CPV Three Rivers Energy Center
our Sponsor and neighbor.

26th Annual Prairie Day
Saturday, September 21, 2024
Dresden Station Logo

We thank Constellation - Dresden Station
for being the Prairie Day Sponsor for the eighth year.

2024 Fundraiser is a Insect Study Package.
Fundraiser discription is here.

Katie McElroy of Godley, Ilinois
was the winner of the 2023 Birders Package Fundraiser.

Front of the new Cragg Cabin
Visit the New Cragg Cabin!
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.
The 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.
Download the Revised Cragg Cabin History Story



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 open for fishing.  Check with IDNR for pertinent information.

  • Staff and Park Superintendent are on site Monday to Friday, regular hours. Call (815) 942-2899 if you have questions

Bits & Pieces

Reserve GLP Picnic Shelters groups of 25 go to

There are no camping facilities at GLPSNA.

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