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Baker's Lake

Nature Preserve Area: 
2
County: 
Cook
Location and Access: 
From Barrington, take Hwy. 14 southeast about 1 mile. The nature preserve is south of Hillside Avenue and southwest of Hwy. 14.
Description: 
Baker's Lake Nature Preserve is a 219.42 acre area containing a 112 acre lake with an island and a stand of mature open-grown oaks. The area provides visitors with an example of a nature preserve which was dedicated primarily to protect a breeding area for rare and endangered birds rather than for its plant communities. The preserve protects a rookery for 4 species of colonial nesting birds; black-crowned night heron, great egret, double crested cormorant and great blue heron. The area also supports common moorhen, yellow-headed blackbird, and black tern. Other species, especially waterfowl, are present during migration.
Special Note: Trails and parking are available at this preserve
Ownership: 
Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Barrington Park District and Village of Barrington
Dedicated: 
June 1984
Size: 
219.42 acres
Topographic Quad: 
Lake Zurich
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Directions: 
For further information: 
Contact: Forest Preserve District of Cook County, c/o Conservation Department, 536 North Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 (708/771-1330)

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