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


Kieselburg Forest Preserve is primarily a flat and open piece of land with some wooded areas. It is the site of one of the District’s largest prairie restoration projects. Other attractions are a model airplane flying field especially for radio controlled model airplanes and two soccer fields.

Acres: 211
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 77
Shelterhouses: 2
Black Willow Springs: Wood shelter, 200 max. people, 15 tables, 90 seats, No electricity, No vehicle access.
Red Cedar Ridge: Wood shelter, 200 max. people, 20 tables, 120 seats, No electricity, No vehicle access.
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: Yes
Soccer Fields: Yes
Flying Field: Yes
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 2.9
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: No
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Soccer Field, Model Airplane Flying Field
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

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5801 Swanson Road, Roscoe, IL 61073
7.5 miles north from Rockford on 51 to Swanson Road, east 1/2 mile.

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