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Hunters Woods

Preserve History

The 43-acre Hunters Woods was acquired between 1973 and 1975.

The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE ON THIS PRESERVE'S INTERACTIVE MAP

Natural Resources

Hunters Woods protects forest and wetland habitat.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes bird species such as the northern parula warbler.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including toad trillium and false rue anemone.

The site is managed with invasive species control and prescribed burning to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the District’s land management activities.

Amenities and Activities

Trails

Hunters Woods features 0.43 mile of natural surface trail, ideal for the following activities:

  •    Hiking/Running
  •    Cross-Country Skiing
  •    Snowshoeing

Fishing

Hunters Woods offers access to shoreline fishing on a wetland pond within the preserve. 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

Hunters Woods is located on 78th Avenue, south of Lincoln Highway in Frankfort. Street parking is available on 78th Avenue.

Phone

815.727.8700

Hours

8 a.m.-Sunset

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