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This is the website of Forest Lake (IL).


Welcome to Phase 5!

The 01/11/2022 meeting is being held remotely due to COVID quarantine.

The Community Center is again available for rentals with the same mask rules: Attendees should properly wear masks and social-distance for the good of all.


UPDATED: Lake County's temporary outdoor recreational burning rules limit the practice to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between sunrise and sunset in unincorporated Lake County through October 12, 2021.


NEW: There will be a county board Zoom meeting to discuss outdoor burning and yard waste removal options at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.  To participate, you must register in advance.


January 10, 2022

Old McHenry Road Project

Information regarding the upcoming McHenry Road project can be found here.

Recycling Plastic.

Apparently the plastic industry, which created the concept of recycling their products, wasn't entirely honest.

Come to find out, the only plastics that actually get recycled are the #1s and #2s.  Everything else just gums up the works.

So, go ahead and trash everything above #2.  One huge thing we can all do to help mitigate the situation is get a reusable bottle for water instead of buying and tossing all that plastic.

August 17, 2021

Take a hike!

It's so nice to see so many people out walking these days!   As a matter of safety, there are two areas of potential concern:


Drivers: Please be careful.  Almost all are driving safely and with pedestrian awareness.  Kudos to you!

Walkers: As per the DMV's Rules of the Road booklet, when walking where it is impossible to avoid being on the road, it is advised pedestrians walk INTO oncoming traffic.


Be safe and be healthy!

December 8, 2020


What's New:

Updated: June 12,2019

Current News:

Updated: June 12/2019

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.

Forest Lake's mailing address is: P. O. Box 314, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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Welcome to the Forest Lake Community Association Website!