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  2. Illinois Nature Preserves Commission

Myer Woods

Nature Preserve Area: 
5
County: 
Bureau
Location and Access: 
From the east edge of Princeton, travel 5.25 miles east on US Rt 6; then south on a gravel road 1 mile; then east 0.25 mile to the south edge of the nature preserve.

Description: 
Myer Woods is a dry-mesic old-growth woodland dominated by black oaks, and to a slightly lesser extent by white oaks. Much of the 20 acre tract is relatively flat, but wooded ravines divide the south portion and the northeast corner. The site was deeded to the Princeton Park District in 1959 by the Myer family "to be kept as close to its natural state as practical". It was subsequently dedicated as an Illinois nature preserve by the Park District.

Ownership: 
Princeton Park District
Dedicated: 
June 1977
Size: 
20 acres
Topographic Quad: 
Depue
Topo Map: 
Directions: 
For further information: 
Princeton Park District, 10 Park Avenue West, Princeton, IL 61356 (815/879-8146)