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Great for Families, Couples, and Solo's

This is a great county park that is free to any driver with a Lake County residence on their... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Such a fun place

Whether you are going for a walk, bike ride, fishing or just to relax. Independence Grove has lots... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Barb K
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16400 W Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048-5133
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is a great county park that is free to any driver with a Lake County residence on their driver's license. Park either to the left or the right, and get out to enjoy the hiking paths, biking paths, fishing holes, picnic areas, or simply...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Whether you are going for a walk, bike ride, fishing or just to relax. Independence Grove has lots to offer for everyone. Great concerts on Tuesday nights. Highly recommend going here.

Thank Barb K
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I have visited Independence Grove many times over the years. I've gone there with my kids so they could play in the parks, I've gone there to exercise on the walking trails (or to just be alone with my thoughts), I've served as entertainment for...More

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Love this forest preserve. There is a path for walking around the lake and it is so peaceful and you can walk at your own pace. Thee is water fountains and bathrooms for use.

Thank HSP73
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This place has lots of room for roller blades, bicycles, boating, beach use, and playground. There is place to eat as well. You cannot do it all in one day.

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great park with the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of activities, i.e. exercising, swinnmg, bbqing etc. No dogs allowed though.

Thank Sahelijo
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Independence Grove is an old rock quarry converted to recreational use. A series of inter-connected lakes makes it a great place to swim and kayak and fish. Multi paths, some paved, some gravel make it a great place to walk, roller blade, bike and run....More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Various trails within this park. In addition there are trails that connect to both the North and South. You can go to the North and get up to the Wisconsin Border and if decide to go south you can go below Vernon Hills towards Linconshire.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A beautiful park where you can choose to have a free picnic, hiking or biking. It also offers beach/swimming, boating and cycling for a charge. If the park goes less commercialized, it would be more enjoyable for the local families.

Thank Yun C
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Beautiful, serene place to run, walk, gather your thoughts. I've been going here for years... try to get here at least a couple days a week.

Thank mcllcl
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Nolberto R
9 July 2017|
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Response from Gregg J | Reviewed this property |
Not in the main park area.
Len M
8 July 2016|
Response from milt555 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost to ride the bike trails in Independence Grove or to link from there to the Des Plaines River bike trail. You can always bike into the facility for free. There is no cost to enter Independence Grove if you... More
Len M
8 July 2016|
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Response from 1031JayC | Reviewed this property |
If you live in Lake County, there is no charge for admission. Otherwise there is a daily charge per car, otherwise usually $5.00 per car. There is no charge for using the bike paths. Bike rentals are available. I can not... More