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
The Visitor Center is Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The I & M Canal National Heritage Area Passbooks
are on the information desk.

flashing starAmerican Painted Lady Catepillars growing in the Visitor's Center.  They will grown out of their cups really soon
so do drop in. Once the turn into beautiful butterflys they will be let loose in the Butterfly Barn.

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 opens
April 1st at 6:00 a.m. to sunset.
Keep you Fishing license and Boat registery current.
Check with IDNR for pertinent information.

Cragg 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 late September finish date.
35th Annual Cabin Festival  - June 5, 2021
Terrific event, wonderful crowd.
15th Annual Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit
- August 1st through August 8, 2021
Downloadable slide show of winners and winners report avaialable. (NEW)
23rd Annual Prairie Day
  Sept 18, 2021. 
Plans are bring made for a terrific day with the help of Exelon Dresden Station.

2020-2021 Quilt Fundraiser  is a lap quilt 60 x 60" titled
"Don't Give A Hoot" Click here for more description of the lap quilt.
NOTE: Drawing for this quilt has been extended to Sept 18, 2021.
Check out
the Gift shop page for the
2019 Quilt Winner  - Jan Goetz of Goose Lake

In honor of National Bison Day, the Prairie partners participate
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 is the subject of her talk.

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

Gift Shop Hours 10 - 4 when VC is open

GLPP Desk Service Project on Weekends began in March.

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Many Thanks to William & Sara Meyer, the 2021
Sponsors of the Prairie Partner Website.
Jan ASlexander - cook extroidinar in our Food TentJan Alexander of Oswego, IL -
Volunteer of the Year - 2020
  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.
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.

Bits & Pieces

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To reserve GLP Picnic Shelters go to

There is no camping facilities

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Page
Click Here.

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To contact the Prairie Partner webmaster - C
lick here.
Updates as of
August 20, 2021

The materials, including photos, found on this web site are the property of the Goose Lake Prairie Partners and should not be used for any commercial purpose without the written consent of the Goose Lake Prairie Partner Board.  COPYWRITE 2020 Goose Lake Prairie Partners.
 This web site is managed and maintained by the Goose Lake Prairie Partners; not the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.