Snowy Forest

Winter Preserve Road Status

Winter vehicle access to preserves will be limited to select preserve locations once the roadways become snow or ice covered due to staff and equipment limitations and terrain.  Signs are posted welcoming walk in use at all preserve locations. Some hard paths are kept cleared, but not all parking lots will be available and not all gates or roadways will be open. Below is a planned list of areas accessible by vehicles and hard paths for pedestrian use for the winter of 2021-22. Weather conditions may temporarily close some of these areas also. 

  • Atwood - front gate parking with select roadways open for walking

  • Blackhawk Springs – Mulford Rd entrance ONLY with select parking lots open; portions of rec path

  • Colored Sands – Yale Bridge parking lot open; front gate parking only at banding station

  • Deer Run – front parking lot open

  • Espenscheid – front parking lot open

  • Ferguson- trailhead parking lot open

  • Four Lakes – Main parking lot at South entrance open

  • Fuller – front parking lot open

  • Funderburg- trailhead parking lot open

  • Headquarters – all parking lots and hard path open

  • Hononegah – front parking lot open; walking areas on select roadways inside preserve   

  • Indian Hill – main parking lot open

  • Jensen – front gate parking open

  • Kieselburg – front parking lot open

  • Kishwaukee Gorge – front parking lot open

  • Kishwaukee River – front parking lot on west side of river open; portions of rec path

  • Klehm - accessible 

  • Laona Heights – front gate parking open

  • Macktown – Main roadway to shelter and visitor’s center

  • Oak Ridge – main parking lot open

  • Pecatonica Wetlands – front parking lot open on Pecatonica Road

  • Roland Olson – front parking lot open; walking areas on select roadways inside preserve

  • Severson Dells – front parking lot to preserve, all lots to nature center open; hard path open

  •  Seward Bluffs – front parking lot open

  • Sugar River Alder – main parking lot open

  • Sugar River – front gate parking open

  • Trask Bridge – boat launch parking lot open

  • Two Rivers – main parking lot open