Gavin Bog and Prairie Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
From jct. Wilson Road and Rollins Road in Ingleside (southeast of Fox Lake), take Rollins Road east 0.7 mile. The nature preserve is north of the road.
Gavin Bog and Prairie contains wetland, prairie and forest communities of the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division. This part of the state is characterized by glacial landforms including natural lakes and areas of poor drainage. Depressions, including the 35-acre bog, are scattered throughout the tract. The preserve's natural communities, marsh, sedge meadow, forest, prairie and bog provide habitat for rare plant species as well as many common animal species. Brush removal and prescribed burns are critical management tools used to protect this preserve.
Ownership: Lake County Forest Preserve District
Dedicated: May 1982
Size: 104.7 acres with 31.8 acres of buffer
Topo Map: Fox Lake and Antioch 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Lake County Forest Preserve District, 2000 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048 (708/367-6640)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn