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This is the website of Forest Lake (IL).

Beware the Lake!

The ice on the lake can be thin when least expected.  Please exercise caution when on the ice!






January 23, 2016

Ice Fishing Derby Cancelled!

The 2016 Ice fishing Derby has been cancelled due to earlier fears regarding the safety f the lake's ice.


January 23, 2016

Family Bunny Time!

This year's Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Center.  The rain date will be March 26, 2016.

See Events for details and to make reservations.

Don't be late! This one goes fast!

January 30, 2016

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!