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Dog Areas in Fox Lake

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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!

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    Population Density 1,061/sq mi

    #1 Northeast McHenry

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    The McBark Dog Park in northeastern McHenry, Illinois is less than 10 miles from Fox Lake. Located near the Ringwood area of McHenry, this dog park is a pawpular place for Illinois residents as well as those just passing through. This four-acre off-leash area features one large space for dogs of all sizes and breeds to interact. McBark Dog Park also features running water on-site, seating and shaded areas, and waste disposal supplies. A small membership fee is required, and the funds go toward keeping the park a safe and clean space for dogs and their owners to enjoy. You will also need to provide proof of your dog's vaccinations, as well as your veterinarian's contact information.
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    Population Density 249/sq mi

    #2 Bull Valley

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    In 2014, the Bull Valley Dog Park opened up in Woodstock, Illinois. It's located on the eastern edge of town, and this seven-acre park is paradise for dogs and owners alike! Rather than separate dogs by weight, your pet will get to interact with dogs of all sizes at Bull Valley Dog Park. This park tends to be quiet, so it makes for a peaceful day at the dog park. There are waste disposal supplies and benches at Bull Valley Dog Park, but bring your own water in case the bowls are empty. Like most dog parks in the area, a membership is required to visit Bull Valley Dog Park.
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    Population Density 1,735/sq mi

    #3 Lakewood Forest Preserve

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    The southeastern corner of Wauconda, Illinois is less than a 20-minute drive from Fox Lake, and this area is home to the Lakewood Dog Park. This off-leash park consists of 68 fenced-in acres and different areas to accommodate varying needs of visiting dogs. There are densely-wooded areas with trails running through them, as well as vast open fields that are ideal for a fun game of fetch. If your dog is the adventurous type, they'll also get a kick out of the swimming areas at the park. Lakewood Dog Park requires a membership, and they also offer visitors drinking water, waste disposal supplies, seating, and on-site bathrooms.
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    Population Density 4,469/sq mi

    #4 Paddock Lake

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    When you drive half an hour north of Illinois across the Wisconsin border, you'll arrive in Kenosha and the Paddock Lake area. This section of town is home to the Harris Family Dog Park, which is located at Settler's Park on Paddock Lake. The Harris Family Dog Park sits on a few acres of land, and it is open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM. Throughout the park, you'll find colorful agility equipment for your dog to try out, as well as water stations, benches, and waste disposal supplies. A daily or annual fee is required to visit this park, and the same pass gives you access to all three of the Kenosha County Dog Parks.
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    Population Density 1,785/sq mi

    #5 Bull Creek/ Liberty Prairie

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    It will take you and Spot a little more than 20 minutes to drive to the Independence Grove Dog Park in northeastern Libertyville, Illinois. Your dog is sure to fall in love with this 30-acre off-leash space and all it has to offer! In addition to all sorts of open space for chasing a ball or a fellow dog, there is also river access at the back of the park. Your dog can cool off on a hot day or play a game of fetch in the water -- just don't forget to bring a towel to dry them off after! This dog park also connects to two trails, and your dog is welcome to join you on them when they're wearing a leash.
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