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Colvin Grove Preserve
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Fall generally offers ample opportunities to find all sorts of fungus in the preserves and as cooler, wet weather moves in, be on the lookout while on the trails. View more information.

The 175-acre Colvin Grove Preserve was acquired between 1991 and 2007.

The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres of land.

Natural Resources

Colvin Grove Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, wetland, and a portion of Rock Run.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes a variety of bird species.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including small skullcap.

Amenities and Activities


Colvin Grove Preserve provides access to the 9.93-mile, paved Rock Run Greenway Trail, ideal for the following activities:Download a map of the Rock Run Greenway Trail at Colvin Grove Preserve.

The Rock Run Greenway Trail and Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ I&M Canal State Trail both connect to the 4.36-mile, paved Joliet Junction Trail to provide a 16-mile, mostly paved loop trail. Download a map of the Rock Run Greenway Trail-Joliet Junction Trail loop.


The preserve offers access to shoreline fishing on a detention pond within the preserve. Statewide and District regulations apply. Learn more about fishing in the forest preserves.
Colvin Grove Preserve Landscape
Photograph Courtesy of Stephen White
Colvin Grove Preserve is located west of Houbolt Road between Jefferson Street and I-80 in Joliet. Street parking is available on Springwood Drive.

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