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Approach to LCF's Bruce Hannon Levee Trail at Sangamon River Corridor Reserve

LCF is changing a farm field back into floodplain forest along the Sangamon River outside Monticello. A raised levee trail offers up-close views.


Take a guided tour using your mobile device and the Prairie State Hike App.

Winter hike on LCF Bruce Hannon Levee Trail at Sangamon River Corridor Reserve
Tall oak trees at LCF Mettler Woods Nature Preserve

On the Sangamon River adjacent to a Piatt County preserve, these woods provide expanded habitat for nesting herons, with magnificent trees and wall-to-wall wildflowers.

Enjoy a gentle hike on level trails shaded by tall trees at this remnant of the woodland that once dotted our state, located just outside Clinton.


At this site, known for its rich history of recreational and practical use, Jordan Creek meets the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River. Both streams are on the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory.


Get an overview of LCF's protected natural areas and the work we do to maintain them; the diverse animals and plants they support; and our hiking trails, volunteer activities, and special events that bring people and nature together!

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