The 680-acre Prairie Bluff Preserve was acquired between 2006 and 2008.
The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
Prior to the District's acquisition of the land, it was part of the Illinois Department of Corrections' Stateville Correctional Center.
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Prairie Bluff Preserve protects wetland habitat.
Habitat restoration is taking place at the preserve to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the District’s land management activities.
Amenities and Activities
Prairie Bluff Preserve features 3.21 miles of paved trail, ideal for the following activities:
- In-Line Skating
- Cross-Country Skiing
The preserve offers one picnic shelter for rental, Prairie Bluff Shelter, with a permit capacity of 150 people. Learn more about picnic permits and fees.