Hours
Open daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset
Stats
Acres
115
Location
Addison, IL
Features
No amenities or parking
Habitats
Prairie/
Grassland
Wetland
 

Swift Prairie

Swift Prairie currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area, containing wetlands, ponds, and a very rich remnant prairie complex -- both wet and mesic types. The preserve supports some rare marsh and prairie vegetation, and is home to a variety of wildlife.

Swift Prairie Nature Preserve

Image © Illinois Nature Preserves Commission

The 111-acre Swift Prairie Nature Preserve was dedicated in 2012. The site is a mosaic of natural communities comprised of marshes, prairie, meadow, ponds, and a creek and supports populations of rare birds and native plants.

District ordinances already dictate the preservation of rich, natural habitats, but land and water reserve status provides an extra layer of protection for future generations. The District continues to own, manage and maintain these areas, but individuals who destroy natural resources or violate other regulations are subject to state penalties. For more on the nature preserves system, visit the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission's web page at http://dnr.state.il.us/inpc.

Recreation
There are no designated District trails within Swift Prairie Forest Preserve.

In accordance with the Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act, no pets, bicycles or horses are allowed in the nature preserve. Bicycles are not allowed, and pets and horses must remain on the unmaintained foopath in the nature preserve buffer.

Accessibility

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is committed to making its facilities accessible to all visitors. For special accessibility needs or concerns, please contact the District's ADA coordinator at (630) 933-7683 or
TTY (800) 526-0857 at least three business days in advance of your visit.

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