3 River Road Trailhead

The River Road Trailhead provides direct access to several trails and areas:

·         Prairie Creek Woods Trail

·         Buttonbush Pond

·         River Road Seedbeds

·         South Patrol Road Prairie Restoration

To  To access the trails from the River Road Trailhead, visitors must first exit the deer fence that surrounds the parking area and seed beds. A pedestrian gate is provided at the north end of the parking lot. 


When leaving from the Welcome Center:

·         Turn left/south onto Route 53

·         Travel south for 1 mile to River Road

·         Turn right/west onto River Road

·         Travel west on River Road for 2.2 miles

·         Turn right/north onto Boathouse Road

·         Follow the gravel driveway to the 2nd parking lot at the end of the gated road

If coming from I-55:

·         Take Exit 241 for North River Road

·         Turn left/east North River Road

·         Travel 0.50 miles on North River Road

·         Turn left onto Boathouse Road

·         Follow the gravel driveway to the 2nd parking lot at the end of the gated road


Parking:

The River Road Trailhead provides parking for bus groups as well as individuals.

   

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