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Need to Know
The entrance and parking lot are located on Erhart Road between Gilmer and Fremont Center Road. Water and comfort station are located at the parking lot/trailhead.
Trail section is 1.29 miles long. The trail surface type is gravel and the following activities are allowed: Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Cross-Country Skiing. Connects to the Fort Hill Trail.
Flora & Fauna
Ray Lake is an important cornerstone of a larger ecological complex of natural communities that combine to create a strategic habitat conservation area for several threatened and endangered plants and animals.
Within Ray Lake are three wetlands, woodlands with predominantly bur oak, hickory and cherry trees, and sprawling grasslands enjoyed by a variety of bird species. Two peninsulas separate two large wetlands, and a hilly area along the northeast side of the preserve offers a scenic view of all three wetlands.
Shared By: Lake County Forest Preserves