Outdoor Attractions

The Palos Park Community is well known as a natural retreat in the southwest suburbs. Much of the natural beauty in the area can be found on the trails at Swallow Cliff and nearby lakes like Horesetail Lake, and the woods also feature horseback riding and pavilions for outdoor summer parties. Residents in the area remain active on these trails and use them to train for the Southwest Half Marathon which is held in Palos Park every year.

Access a listing of outdoor attractions including equestrian life activities.

Fishing & Boating


Tampier Lake


Located at 131st and Wolf Road. You can rent canoes and rowboats from the Forest Preserve District between May and October. Tampier Lake is a favorite lake. The people there tend to be fishing, boating or picnicking.
Man Fishing
Fish
Fish in this lake include:
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Bullhead Catfish
  • Carp
  • Channel Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye
  • White Bass
  • White Crappie

Saganashkee Slough


One of the great outlet rivers during the Ice Age, Saganashkee Slough is now shallow lake that is good for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Located on 107th Street between 104th Avenue and Rt 83, this area is closed to boating from October 1st, through May 15th for waterfowl migration. There are two entrances to the preserve, the entrance nearest Rt 83 has a trailerable boat ramp. The other entrance has several muddy shores that are fine for launching carry-in boats. There is a fishing wall just off 104th Avenue for handicapped fishing access at the dam. (Overflow empties into the Cal-Sag channel, which is less than 100 feet away.) Boating information: Private canoes, rowboats allowed. Gas-powered motors prohibited. 1 ramp with concrete to water level, gravel base under water at edge of ramp.

Fish

Fish in this lake include:
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Bullhead Catfish
  • Carp
  • Channel Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Sunfish
  • White Crappie