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Blackhawk Springs

Blackhawk Springs is accessible from Mulford and Perryville Roads. This 629.9-acre preserve is one of the largest in the District. This tract is heavily wooded, and provides a wealth of fishing and hiking activities. A 2-mile paved recreation trail winds through both woods and prairie.

Acres: 629.9
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 47
Shelterhouses: 1
Indian Springs: 200 max. people, 25 tables, 150 seats, Electricity, No vehicle access, 30 more tables in the area for a total of 300 people.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Ball Fields: Yes
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 7.5
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Paved Recreation Trail
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.


5360 Mulford Road & 5801 Perryville Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016

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