Wood Ridge

Wood Ridge

Wood Ridge Forest Preserve in Lemont is 234 acres of undeveloped natural area with glacier-formed ridges, ravines and potholes. 

 

Natural Scene

The preserve contains an oak woodland and savanna, wetlands, prairies and meadows. Rich and diverse, it is home to several rare plant species.

 

Driving Directions

Wood Ridge is south of Davey Road, west of Lemont Road, and just north of the DuPage County/Cook County boundary. It does not have a parking lot.

 History

In presettlement times, the preserve was comprised of prairie and timber. After settlement, some of the land was under cultivation, while many woodland areas stayed intact.

The entire preserve was purchased in the late 1980s.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!
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