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Lower Rock Run Preserve McClintock Road Access

Preserve History

The 372-acre Lower Rock Run Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2003.

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

McClintock Road Access is one of two access areas to the preserve, with I&M Canal Access in Joliet serving as the other entry point.


Natural Resources

Lower Rock Run Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, savanna, wetland and a portion of Rock Run.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes the northern water snake and eastern kingbird.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including the leather flower, white water lily and prairie phlox.

Amenities and Activities


McClintock Road Access features 0.63 mile of natural surface trail, ideal for the following activities:

  • Hiking/Running
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Dog Exercising

McClintock Road Access features a 7.5-acre, off-leash dog park, including a 2.5-acre enclosure exclusively for dogs under 35 pounds. A permit is required for dog park use. Learn more about the District’s dog parks, permits and fees.


Lower Rock Run Preserve – McClintock Road Access is located on McClintock Road, just northwest of Route 6 in Joliet.




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