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  2. Illinois Nature Preserves Commission

Sagawau Canyon

Nature Preserve Area: 
2
County: 
Cook
Location and Access: 
From Palos Park at jct. Hwys. 7 & 83 (Calumet Sag Road), take Calumet Sag Road west 6 mile to entrance to Camp Sagawau, then north and east to Camp Sagawau. The nature preserve is to the southeast of the entrance road.

Special Note: Access to this preserve is by prior permission only.

Description: 
Sagawau Canyon is located in the Des Plaines River Valley. The preserve has high quality dolomite canyon, cliff and ravine forests of the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Morainal Natural Division. The cliff community supports some of the most unusual and uncommon plants found in northeastern Illinois, including the bulblet fern, purple cliff brake, walking fern, hairy rock cress and ninebark.
Special Note: Access to this preserve is by prior permission only.


Ownership: 
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Dedicated: 
June 1984
Size: 
171.69 acres with buffer
Topographic Quad: 
Sag Bridge
Topo Map: 
Directions: 
For further information: 
Contact: Forest Preserve District Of Cook County, c/o Conservation Department, 536 North Harlem Ave., River Forest, IL 60305 (708/771-1330)
 
1/2009 - R. Heidorn