Ferguson Forest Preserve
Ferguson Forest Preserve is a 525 acre preserve. It is one of the best migratory bird locations in the county. A diversity of waterfowl can be seen including sandhill cranes, several different species of ducks, Bald eagles and more. The preserve is at the confluence of the Sugar River and Pecatonica Rivers and floods often. There are many wet and open water areas. The preserve is underdevelopment. At present there is one perimeter hiking trail. There is an informal parking area on Winslow road which is intended to be developed and become the permanent parking location.
Parking: Temporary off Winslow Rd
Drinking Water: No
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: No
Download a printable trail map here.
8602 west Winslow Road, Shirland, IL 61079