Hampshire South Forest Preserve

Lenschow & French Roads
Hampshire, IL


Hampshire South Forest Preserve is comprised of ridges and valleys created by the last glaciers some 13,000 years ago. This varied terrain includes upland fields and low, wet areas. The site contains a confluence of Burlington Creek and one of its tributaries, and a small fishing pond.

Land management plans include prairie restoration in the drier uplands and recreation of sedge meadow wetlands in the low areas. 
Interpretive trails are planned for this preserve, along with parking, a shelter, restroom, a bridge and a wetland observation area.


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