Three Oaks Entrance Sign

Vehicle Entrances

Parking

Pedestrian Entrances


VEHICLE ENTRANCES

  • North Entrance / Northwest Highway (U.S. Route 14) -
    • Brings you into the Three Oaks Recreation Area from the north.
    • Entrance is located off of U.S Route 14/Northwest Highway between Harris Bank & Cooper Tire, across the road from Chili’s Restaurant.
  • West Entrance / Main Street
    • Enters the Three Oaks Recreation Area from the west off of Main Street and is located adjacent to the southern edge of the Mayfair Furniture & Carpeting building.

Parking Gate

 

PARKING

  • Crystal Lake residents with a valid City vehicle sticker attached to their windshield receive free parking.
  • All vehicles entering the park without a valid City vehicle sticker will be charged a fee of $5.00 for parking, per vehicle.

PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCES

  • Bicycling or Walking/Running (Three Options)
    • You have three options to enter the Three Oaks Recreation Area from the north, east and west.
    • Via bike or walking there is no entry fee to visit Three Oaks and access the trails.
    • Bike racks conveniently located near the picnic grounds where you can secure your bike while enjoying all of our amenities.
    • If walking or bicycling into the facility, there are still entrance fees if you wish to use the beach. See our page on the swim beach.

 

  • North Entrance / Northwest Highway (U.S.Route 14) -
    • A paved pathway runs alongside our north entrance roadway.
    • Path starts at the automatic gates by the road, just across from Harris Bank & Cooper Tire.
  • West Entrance / Main Street -
    • Our Main Street entrance is connected to the McHenry County Prairie Trail Bike Path (http://www.mccdistrict.org/web/re-bicycling.htm)
    • Paved pathway along the entry road.
    • Adjacent to the southern edge of the Mayfair Furniture & Carpeting building.

Main Street Entrance and Path

 

  • East Entrance / Pingree Road -
    • Pedestrian gate at the intersection of Pingree Road and Three Oaks Road.
    • Accesses the park along a gravel roadway (open to service vehicles only).
    • Runs along our wetlands and past the sled hill before winding around to the North Marina.