Wards Grove State Nature Preserve

Wards Grove is the best “mound forest” remaining in the Driftless Area. Its
large size, closed canopy, and position with respect to other regional forested areas, make the Grove a valuable site for sensitive bird species.

Activities Amenities Open
Hunting
hiking (unmarked trail)
and birding
 
Forest and parking area
 
Open from dawn to dusk year round

Not Handicap Accessible  

Wards Grove State Nature Preserve

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Region: East Jo Daviess County
3334 S. Willow Road, Stockton, IL 61085
815-745-3302

dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/ r1/apple.htm
dnr.appleriver@illinois.gov

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