Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve

This 781 acre forest preserve offers unpaved trails through marsh, woodlands and grasslands in Deer Park, Illinois.



Off Cuba Road, just west of Ela Road and west of Highway 12 in Deer Park, Illinois. A detailed map may be found here.

Distance from Downtown Chicago

38 miles from the center of town

How To Get There

Bike, Walk, Drive, Metra Rail


There are several accessible parking spaces and 2 accessible restrooms.

Things To Do

Biking, Birdwatching (black capped chickadees, bufflehead ducks, hawks, great egrets, warblers, woodpeckers), Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Jogging, Picnicking, Running and Wildflowers

Fun Facts

The forest preserve gets its name from Cuba Road which traverses Cuba Township which was so named in 1850 to show support for an insurrection against Spain which controlled Cuba at that time.

Other Information

Restrooms are located near the parking lot.


A tasty takeout breakfast may be obtained from Koffee Kup Restaurant located at 30 E Main Street, Lake Zurich, Illinois.

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Best Time To Visit

All year

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