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Espenscheid Memorial

Espenscheid Memorial Forest Preserve is accessible from Perryville Road. This 114.7-acre tract of mature bur oaks and brushy woodlands was donated to the District in 1979. Attractions at this preserve are picnic areas, a shelterhouse and canoe access.

Acres: 114.7
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 28
Shelterhouses: 1
Shady Oaks: Wood shelter, 80 max. people, 8 tables, 48 seats, No electricity, No vehicle access, 1 large grill.
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 1.6
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Horseshoe Pits, Mountain Bike Trail
Donated Land: Yes
Natural Areas: No
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.

Location

4800 South Perryville Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016 3 miles southeast of Rockford city limits on South Perryville Road.

Shelterhouses 360° Views