Rules & Reminders

Help Preserve Our Natural Area

Thousands of people visit Lincoln Marsh each year. While visiting, please help preserve the beauty of our natural area and promise an enjoyable visit for the park visitors who follow you by complying with the following rules and reminders.

Park Hours

Daily from dawn to dusk

Collection

Everything at Lincoln Marsh is protected by law. Please do not gather plants, animals, rocks, or other natural objects. Park visitors who follow you wish to enjoy them too.

Dogs

Dogs must be on leash at all times. This protects your dog and the plants and wildlife that call Lincoln Marsh home! Please remember to clean up after your dog. Mutt Mitts are available at both trailheads.

Garbage

Please place garbage in cans provided. Recycling is encouraged. Try to pack out what you pack in.

Trails

Stay on designated trails to help protect our valuable natural resources and wildlife for future visitors. Bicycles are not permitted on the woodchip trails.

Wildlife

Feeding of wildlife is not permitted.

Smoking/Alcohol

Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on park property.

Shelter/Picnic Areas

We encourage visitors to utilize our shelter and picnic areas; however, please do not disturb any programs that may be in progress. Use of the fire pit is only allowed under Lincoln Marsh staff supervision. Please contact the Lincoln Marsh office to book a campfire program for your group.

Fishing/Boating

Fishing and boating are not permitted at Lincoln Marsh. However, Lincoln Marsh staff lead fishing and canoeing programs at other Wheaton Park District parks. Please see the programs section of this website or contact the office for more information.

Swimming

Swimming is not permitted at Lincoln Marsh. We also ask that visitors refrain from wading to help prevent erosion and protect wildlife.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating is not permitted at Lincoln Marsh. For a list of skating rinks within the Wheaton Park District, click here.

Challenge Course

Use of the Challenge Course is only permitted under Lincoln Marsh staff supervision. Please see the Challenge Course section of this website or contact the office for more information.