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Winding Creek Conservation District

8415 Johnson Road | Hebron, IL 60034 | 815-338-6223 Visit Our Website | Map


Winding Creek Conservation District

A 1.7 mile looped multipurpose hiking trail runs through restored prairie and woodland or just a short .5 mile looped from the parking lot to around the pond. An early morning parking lot near the entrance off Johnson Road was included for those who want to hike before 8 a.m.

The focal point of Winding Creek Conservation Area is the oak grove remnants. Restoration work in the months to come will work to re-create some of the woodlands to its original size. In addition the Conservation District will reseed former agriculture fields back to native landscape, conduct stream bank stabilization, and create an overall wildlife refuge south of Nippersink Creek. Winding Creek serves as a buffer from negative impacts from any future encroaching development for the high-quality creek. The continued preservation of this creek corridor is critical to maintaining the health and habitats of plant life and wildlife on-site and downstream. Moreover preservation efforts aid in the protection of the greater watershed and connected water bodies such as the Fox River.

Future improvements on the site may include adding additional nature trails and secondary loops, and potentially an elevated boardwalk system along the northern bank of Nippersink Creek.



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