Nature Preserve Area:
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.
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
Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Barrington Park District and Village of Barrington
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)
03/10 R. Heidorn