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Seward Bluffs

Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve is one of the District’s most picturesque and most popular. It boasts woodland, stream and dolomite cliffs. It is home to many northern relic species as well as a good spring wildflower display. Seward Bluffs is one of four preserves which offers a campground.

Acres: 636.6
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 140
Shelterhouses: 2
Grove Creek: Stone shelter on south side of preserve, 50 max. people, 5 tables, 30 seats, No electricity, No vehicle access.
Oak Ridge: Stone shelter on north side of preserve, 80 max. people, 8 tables, 48 seats, No electricity, Vehicle access.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Ball Fields: Yes
Horseback Trails: Yes
Equestrian Camping: Yes
Self-registration for Equestrians: Yes
Hiking Trails(miles): 8.0
Campground Sites: 47
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: No
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Youth Camp
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

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Campground Map

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16999 Comly Road, Seward, IL 61077
12 miles west of Rockford on Highway 20 to Pecatonica Road, south 1 mile to Comly Road, west 1½ miles.

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