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This is the website of Forest Lake (IL).

New Boat Launch!

The boat launch at Lutrell Park has been massively upgraded.  Check out the pictures and video!





June 19, 2015

Narrow Roads

As some may not have noticed, our roads are very narrow. Drivers should be aware they are very often sharing the road with pedestrians, frequently children. Please slow down and realize two cars cannot pass each other at the simultaneously while adjacent to a pedestrian. Pedestrians: Maybe single file when there is vehicular traffic and maybe wear bright colors when walking at night?

March 12, 2015

Gophers vs. Wildcats!

Forest Lake's own Jack Lynn (#50), is scheduled to start in the B1G (Big Ten) conference football game for the Minnesota Gophers against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 3, 2015 (kick-off time TBA) in lovely Evanston. Anyone wishing to see the Lake Zurich grad (Class of 2012) and his team.  A FestaBus trip has been arranged!


July 16, 2015

What's New:

Updated: March 17, 2014

Current News:

Updated: March 17, 2014

Recent Events:

Updated: December 6, 2013

Welcome to Forest Lake

Welcome to Forest Lake, a community which encompasses a 42-acre private lake, offering dues-paying residents swimming, fishing, non-motorized boating and family-fun activities.   Forest Lake is located in Lake County, Illinois, bordered on the north by Old McHenry Road and on the west by Quentin Road.  The Forest Lake community was originally developed in 1935 by Arthur T. McIntosh Company and was intended to be a weekend retreat and getaway for Chicago residents.  Today the summer cottages have either been upgraded or replaced by much larger year-round homes.

Forest Lake offers great recreation

Summer in Forest Lake brings swimmers to the lake’s three beaches, boaters cruising the lake at sunset, and Fourth of July neighborhood picnics.  Winter, too, is enjoyed by residents as ice fishermen, skaters, and cross-country skiers frequent the ice.

Forest Lake is Managed by a Volunteer Homeowners' Association

The Forest Lake Community Association, established in 1935 by the handful of residents who had homes in Forest Lake at that time, has continued until the present day.  Its elected 12-member board oversees the care and maintenance of the lake, beaches, common grounds, and community center.  It also organizes children’s and family activities such as Breakfast with Santa, the Halloween Parade, and the Ice Fishing Derby.

For detailed information about our community, please use the links to the left.

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Welcome to the Forest Lake Community Association Website!