East Branch Forest Preserve

The 521-acre East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights is largely a natural wetland along the East Branch DuPage River with its lakes, marshes and wildlife habitats.


About East Branch Forest Preserve

East Branch is an excellent place to observe grassland birds, shorebirds and waterfowl, including spring and fall migrants. It has a wide variety of other native wildlife, too, including white-tailed deer, bald eagles, great blue herons, coyotes and skunks.

In addition to fishing opportunities, trails for hiking and an off-leash dog area, the preserve provides valuable benefits to the community in the form of stormwater control and improved water quality.

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