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Middlefork Savanna

Nature Preserve Area: 
2
County: 
Lake
Location and Access: 
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve is located in southeast Lake County near Lake Forest. The entrance and parking area are located off of Waukegan Road (Route 43), north of Route 60 and south of Route 176. At the light for Middlefork Drive/Westmoreland Road, turn west onto Middlefork Drive. Proceed to the end of Middlefork Drive, bear left at the fork to enter the preserve parking area.

Description: 
Middlefork Savanna has frequently been described as the best surviving �mesic� or �black soil� savanna in Illinois and is located in the Morainal Section of the Northeastern Natural Morainal Division. Other natural communities include mesic and wet prairie, sedge meadow, and marshes.  This nature preserve is represented on two topos, Libertyville and Wheeling.
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve is located in southeast Lake County near Lake Forest. The entrance and parking area are located off of Waukegan Road (Route 43), north of Route 60 and south of Route 176. At the light for Middlefork Drive/Westmoreland Road, turn west onto Middlefork Drive. Proceed to the end of Middlefork Drive, bear left at the fork to enter the preserve parking area.

Ownership: 
Lake Co. Forest Preserve Dist., Lake County Open Lands Association, City of Lake Forest, Paula Polk Lillard Trust and Francis Farwell, II

Dedicated: 
9/5/2002
Size: 
591.72 acres, with buffer
Topographic Quad: 
Libertyville
Topo Map: 
Directions: 
For further information: 
Lake County Forest Preserve District
2000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847/968-3202)
                                         

 03/10 R. Heidorn