Blackwell Forest Preseve, Wheaton

4.8
#4 of 8 in Parks in DuPage County
Blackwell Forest Preseve is located in Wheaton. Plan your Blackwell Forest Preseve visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wheaton using our Wheaton road trip planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Blackwell Forest Preseve
map
Blackwell Forest Preseve Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
48 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This place was huge and a great drive to look at the fall colors. It just kept going and going and going. I would love to come back in the summer and check out the trails, but gorgeous to look at fall...  more »
  • I only went average because I only know the running trails. They are well maintained and cross a good route through trees and past some water There's enough pathways to get 4-5 miles in, within the pr...  more »
  • A great place to have outdoor fun! You may fish and boat at a Lake. Hike the many trails. A great place to grill your hot dogs and burgers and have your famly picnic. Find a shady camp site for the ni...  more »
Google
  • The kids love riding their bikes around the lake path. Other park-goers are very friendly. Lots to do here, well maintained, plenty of parking.
  • Nice place. I've been there for a picnic, hike, practicing archery, with my canoe and my small sailboats . Great place to learn to sail...especially if you can benefit from practicing turning around (gybing or tacking) and sailing in swirly winds. Don't bring a boat with much draft because the shallow parts will snag your daggerboard. The concrete launching ramp means rigging on a soft beach isn't going to happen.
  • Beautiful forest preserve with trails,archery area, many shelters and benches for picnic. They have pretty good size lake were u can rent kayak and boat from memorial day to labor day. September renting for kayak is only on weekends. One can bring there own kayak n boat to ride. Fishing in lake is allowed. For winter there is snow slide ..which look pretty long . Camp grounds are available.
  • A beautiful forest preserve. Well maintained with excellent facilities. We used one of the shelters for a family gathering. There were plenty of parking spaces, working flush toilet facilities nearby, and beautiful views of the lake.
  • It was difficult to navigate since it was one way in and out, the birthday I was attending was in the last picnic lot, took nearly 15 minutes to drive to it, but once there it was scenic, and they had event facilities for a forest preserve.

Plan your trip to Wheaton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Wheaton

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Wheaton by other users

2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Naperville & Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wheaton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans