Flying Field

The current home field for The Lake County R/C Club is part of the Lake County Forest Preserve’s Van Patten Woods.

This field was built and is maintained by LCRCC and is hosted by


Directions: 1/2 mile east of the I-94/US-41 junction on Russell Road in Russell, Illinois. Russell Road is just 1/2 mile south of the Wisconsin state line.


Click for the flying field with dimensions.

This is a “Special Use” area and a permit issued by the Forest Preserve is required for all R/C pilots. Permits are available to the public upon proof of Academy of Model Aeronautics membership and payment of a license fee. Although LCRCC membership is not required, it is the members of LCRCC that have made this R/C flying field an exceptional facility.

Lake County Forest Preserve Aircraft Flying Field Permit