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St. James Farm


The main entrance is on the east side of Winfield Road 0.25 mile north of Butterfield Road.

The equestrian and special use entrance is on the west end of Hoy Avenue 0.10 mile west of Madison Street.


The preserve is open one hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset.

General Info

Dogs are allowed at the forest preserve but must be on leashes under 10 feet long. Alcohol is prohibited. Read our complete rules and regulations.


Things To Do

Natural Features

The 595-acre St. James Farm contains more than 100 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands.

St. James Farm provides a variety of restored prairies, woodlands, and wetlands where over 300 species of native plants and animals thrive. 

The Forest Preserve District and several partner agencies restored 2.3 miles of Spring Brook, a tributary of the West Branch DuPage River, at St. James Farm. Today, the restored creek connects to the surrounding floodplain, where nutrient-rich floodwaters flow into the forest preserve and its newly created wetlands. The floodplain stores and filters stormwater during heavy rain events.

The preserve is home to more than 300 native plant species and wildlife, including great blue herons, red-bellied woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, coyotes, fox squirrels and white-tailed deer. 


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