The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Event Calendar

Lockport Prairie Ramble

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 09/19/2020

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 or older (children must be accompanied by a registered adult).

Contact Phone: 815.886.1467

Location: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

View on Google Maps

Photo by Chris Cheng

Event Details

Before the settlers arrived, much of Illinois was covered with prairie. Most of the prairies were eventually plowed under for agricultural use. However, Lockport Prairie was spared due to its uniqueness. The preserve is made up of globally rare dolomite prairie and it is home to several rare plants and insects. Join a naturalist for a guided walk through the prairie to explore this distinctive preserve.

Event Requirements

Registration required by Thursday, September 17: 815.886.1467.


Restrooms facilities are not available. We strongly recommend wearing long pants, closed shoes and bug repellent.

This 1.5-mile hike takes place outdoors on uneven, natural terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 815.886.1467, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

Sign up for a Newsletter