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This is the website of Forest Lake (IL).

Spooky Doings!

The Annual Forest Lake Halloween Parade will take place at 03:00 PM on October 26, 2014 at the South Beach. This event has been continuously on-going since 1939 and always a blast!



August 17, 2014

Missing Cat

If you've seen Chloe; a 4 - 5 year old spayed female, with a dilute tortoiseshell color and white spots on upper chest and right shoulder; you could be in for a nice reward. Her people are very concerned for her safety. For more information, see Lost and Found or the flier for more details. If found, please contact Steve.

May 5, 2014

Breakfast with Santa:

Details to follow.





August 17, 2014

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!