Lake Forest Cemetery, located off the coast of Lake Michigan, is a beautiful and scenic location for a final resting place. Tours of the Cemetery are available by appointment only to protect the privacy of mourners. Accommodations will be made for visitors with special needs according to the Americans With Disabilities Act. To arrange a tour, please contact the Cemetery office at (847) 615-4341.

Lake Forest Cemetery is peaceful, tranquil and beautiful in all seasons. Please be respectful of other visitors and maintain the Cemetery's tranquility. Dogs and refreshments are not allowed on Cemetery grounds. Please adhere to the 15 miles per hour speed limit inside the Cemetery, and park all vehicles and bicycles on the side of the drive. Parking is not permitted on the lawn. Bicycles may also be placed in the rack at the entry gate.

Burial Options

Cemetery Administration and Commission


Permitted Decorations

Memorials and Markers

Explanation of Cemetery Lot Ownership and Rights

Direct Interment Resource Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Grief Resources



Affidavit Form (Blank)

Authorization Form (Blank)

Donation Form



Click Here: Self Guided Walking Tour of Lake Forest Cemetery



Lake Forest Cemetery offers a flower planting service for gravesites.  If you would like the Cemetery staff to plant flowers at your family gravesite, please click on the link below to access the order form.  Please return the completed order form with your payment to: Lake Forest Cemetery, 800 N. Field Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois. PLEASE NOTE: FLOWERS WILL NOT BE PLANTED UNTIL AFTER JUNE 1.

2020 Flower Planting and Monument/Marker Cleaning Order Form



To remember your loves ones with an evergreen grave decoration, please click on the link below to download the order form.  Return the completed form with your payment to: Lake Forest Cemetery, 800 N. Field Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045.  Cemetery staff will begin placement of the decorations during the first week in December and remove them, weather permitting, beginning on March 1.    

2020 Winter Decoration Order Form

Examples of Decorations offered by Lake Forest Cemetery



Fall Clean up Annual fall clean up begins October 15. All summer decorations, pots and annuals are removed at this time. From October 15 through November 30, the Cemetery staff will collect leaves and asks that new decorations be limited during this time as they may be damaged by equipment or cause injury or damage to the equipment. 




Spring clean-up begins on March 1. Those who wish to save any winter decorations should remove them prior to March 1. The Cemetery staff asks that families please limit new adornments during the clean-up period, as they may be damaged by equipment or cause injury to visitors and staff. 



220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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