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Colvin Grove Preserve

Preserve History

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.

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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

Trails

Colvin Grove Preserve provides access to the 9.93-mile, paved Rock Run Greenway Trail, ideal for the following activities:

  •     Biking
  •     Hiking/Running
  •     In-Line Skating
  •     Cross-Country Skiing
  •     Snowshoeing

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.

Fishing

Colvin Grove offers access to shoreline fishing on a detention pond within the preserve. State and District regulations apply. Learn more about fishing in the forest preserves.

Location

Colvin Grove Preserve is located west of Houbolt Road between Jefferson Street and Interstate 80 in Joliet. Street parking is available on Springwood Drive.

Phone

815.727.8700

Hours

8 a.m.-Sunset

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