Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters

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.

Acres: 525

Parking: Temporary off Winslow Rd

Restrooms: No

Drinking Water: No

Pay Phones: No

Picnic Tables: No

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.


8602 west Winslow Road, Shirland, IL 61079