Lake Carina Forest Preserve

Located along the Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway, Lake Carina offers trails, a wheelchair accessible fishing pier, and picknicking.


About Lake Carina Forest Preserve

A popular fishing hole and former gravel pit, the preserve’s main feature is the 23-acre Lake Carina. Anglers can cast for bluegill, northern pike, largemouth bass, perch and white crappie. Lake Carina is stocked by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The lake is surrounded by woodlands and open fields. The preserve also features a pond, wetlands and a stream named Stoneroller Creek. Birdwatchers may find belted kingfishers, eastern kingbirds, yellow warblers, northern orioles and several types of herons.

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