Salt Creek Marsh

The 153-acre Salt Creek Marsh Forest Preserve in Itasca  — a collection of disjointed parcels  along 1.3 miles of Salt Creek — contains marshes, meadows, re-created prairies and wetlands, and a bottomland forest.


Natural Scene

More than 245 different kinds of native plants grow at Salt Creek Marsh. State-endangered Wilson’s phalaropes, black-crowned night-herons, common gallinules, ospreys and several other types of birds rely on its wetlands for habitat as do American toads, beavers, coyotes, meadow voles and plains garter snakes.


Driving Directions

Salt Creek Marsh is north and south of Irving Park Road and east of Prospect Road. It does not have a parking lot.


The Forest Preserve District purchased most of the preserve in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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!
Reserve Facility
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