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Lake of the Woods Preserve

The 3-acre Lake of the Woods Preserve was acquired in 1998. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Potawatomi Woods Preserve

The 114-acre Potawatomi Woods Preserve was acquired in 2000. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

Plum Valley Ravines

The 825-acre Plum Valley Ravines was acquired between 1979 and 2003. The preserve is part of the Plum Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,300 acres of land.

Prairie Creek Preserve

The 121-acre Prairie Creek Preserve was acquired in 2006. The preserve comprises the Prairie Creek preservation system.

Lambs Woods

The 75-acre Lambs Woods was acquired in 1971. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Laughton Preserve

The 430-acre Laughton Preserve was acquired between 1931 and 2006. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

The 320-acre Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve was acquired in 2011 and 2015. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Lower Rock Run Preserve – I&M Canal Access

The 372-acre Lower Rock Run Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2003. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Lower Rock Run Preserve – McClintock Road Access

The 372-acre Lower Rock Run Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2003. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

McKinley Woods – Frederick's Grove

The 525-acre McKinley Woods was acquired between 1931 and 2004. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Hickory Creek Barrens

The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction

The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

Hunters Woods

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.

Wildlife Viewing

The Forest Preserve works to protect wildlife, especially threatened or endangered species, in its preserves. Enjoy the viewing of this wildlife at a variety of locations throughout Will County.

Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access

The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve

The 315-acre Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve was acquired between 1980 and 1997. The preserve is part of the Kankakee Sands preservation system, which conserves more than 1,200 acres.

Hickory Creek Preserve

Hickory Creek Preserve has three shelters available at Hickory Creek Junction and the LaPorte Road Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Lambs Woods

Lambs Woods has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter. Groups smaller than 25 also can purchase a permit, which grants exclusive use of a shelter for the entire day.

Rock Run Preserve

Rock Run Preserve has one shelter available at the Black Road Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter

Rock Run Rookery Preserve

Rock Run Rookery Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Runyon Preserve

Runyon Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Theodore Marsh

Theodore Marsh has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Rock Run Rookery Preserve

The 224-acre Rock Run Rookery Preserve was acquired between 2002 and 2011. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Runyon Preserve

The 21-acre Runyon Preserve was acquired between 1934 and 2004. The preserve is part of the Fiddyment Creek preservation system, which conserves nearly 300 acres.

Sauk Trail Reservoir

The 242-acre Sauk Trail Reservoir was acquired between 1976 and 1978. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.

Sugar Creek Preserve

The 317-acre Sugar Creek Preserve was acquired between 1972 and 2011. The preserve is part of the Sugar Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 320 acres.

Hadley Valley – Bruce Road Access

The 726-acre Hadley Valley was acquired between 2000 and 2014. The preserve is part of the Spring Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 1,900 acres.

Hadley Valley – Gougar Road Access

The 726-acre Hadley Valley was acquired between 2000 and 2014. The preserve is part of the Spring Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 1,900 acre

Hadley Valley – Route 6 Access

The 726-acre Hadley Valley was acquired between 2000 and 2014. The preserve is part of the Spring Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 1,900 acres.

Hammel Woods – Crumby Recreation Area

The 445-acre Hammel Woods was acquired between 1930 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access

The 445-acre Hammel Woods was acquired between 1930 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Keepataw Preserve

The 215-acre Keepataw Preserve was acquired between 1978 and 1992. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Lake Renwick Preserve – Copley Nature Park

The 839-acre Lake Renwick Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Lily Cache Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,000 acres.

Lake Renwick Preserve – Heron Rookery

The 839-acre Lake Renwick Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Lily Cache Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,000 acres.

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