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J. Norman Jensen

The 112.5 acres of land along the Rock River west of Rockton provide scenic river vistas as well as important prairie wetlands and natural areas.

Jensen Forest Preserve is accessible from South Bluff Road ¾ miles north of the Rockton Road intersection, west of Rockton Village.  The 112.5 acre preserve is a popular fishing location and has many locations to view the scenic Rock River.  The loop hiking path traverses through a mix of prairie and forest landscape.

Acres: 112.5
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: No
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 1
Shelterhouses: 0
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 0.75
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: No
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities:
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.


14400 S. Bluff, Rockton, IL 61072
Jensen is on the south side of South Bluff Road north of the Village of Rockton and the Rock River, east of Prairie Road.