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Evans-Judge Preserve

Preserve History

The 182-acre Evans-Judge Preserve was acquired between 2002 and 2003.

The preserve is part of the Kankakee River preservation system, which conserves approximately 340 acres.

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Natural Resources

Evans-Judge Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, savanna, wetland and a portion of the Kankakee River.

Amenities and Activities

Trails

Evans-Judge Preserve features 1.74 miles of natural surface trail, ideal for the following activities:

  • Hiking/Running
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Because the preserve was originally an island, the trail may get muddy at times due to flooding and may be periodically closed for safety.

Fishing

The preserve offers access to shoreline fishing on the Kankakee River. State and District regulations apply. Learn more about fishing in the forest preserves.

Geocaching

Permits are available for geocaching at this preserve. Learn more about geocaching permits.

Location

Evans-Judge Preserve is located on Route 113, south of the Kankakee River and west of Kankakee River State Park in Wilmington.

Phone

815.727.8700

Hours

8 a.m.-Sunset

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