Fox Lake is a village that sits in both Grant and Antioch Townships in Lake County, Illinois. More than 10,000 people call Fox Lake their home, and the town was incorporated in 1906. Since its beginning, Fox Lake has been a popular summer vacation destination, and the population temporarily expands during the warmer months of the year. There are beautiful lakefront homes in Fox Lake, and there are around 30,000 registered boats in the area. Fox Lake maintains six city parks, and while these aren't dog parks, they have activities like playgrounds, sports fields and courts, picnic shelters, skate parks, trails, and more. These parks are dog-friendly as long as your pup is wearing their leash!
When you and your dog are looking for an off-leash activity, head to the Hound Town Dog Park in northwestern Crystal Lake, Illinois. It's less than a 20-mile drive from Fox Lake, and this off-leash park has three acres of land for your pooch to explore. It's part of Lippold Park, a 310-acre mixed-use park that also has features like playgrounds, sports fields, disc golf, a skate park, and more. Your dog can join you on the more than five miles of trails within Lippold Park if they're on a leash. The dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk, and a membership fee is required. While you're sure to love this dog park, there are paw-lenty of others nearby!