Culver Forest Preserve

6S496 Hankes Rd.
Sugar Grove, IL


This preserve rests in the watershed of Blackberry Creek and serves as an important floodplain catch basin.

Its wooded and riparian habitat provides an important wildlife corridor and greenway between neighboring Aurora West Forest Preserve to the northwest, and Barnes Forest Preserve to the southeast.

The woods here feature mature oaks and hickories with scattered underbrush. There are grassland openings within the woodland, with a restored prairie in the northern portion of the preserve.

Preserve Map


  • Picnic Areas


The property was acquired with a 92 acre purchase in 1994. An additional 24 acres were added in 2001.

Upcoming Improvements/Construction

Future improvements include prairie restoration, improved trails and interpretive signage, improved restroom facility, picnic shelter/area with expanded parking.