Hours
Open daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset
Stats
Acres
361
Location
Winfield, IL
Trails
1 Miles
Features
Drinking Water
Habitats
Lake/Pond/
Waterway
Prairie/
Grassland
Woodland
Activities
Bicycling Fishing Hiking Wildlife Watching
 

Winfield Mounds

Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve was named for burial mounds of pre-historic Native Americans who lived along the West Branch of the DuPage River. The three mounds at this site are dome-shaped and set in a triangular pattern and are the only documented pre-historic burial site in DuPage County. The mounds lie west of the river, along the edge of a mature oak-hickory forest. After vandals dug up the mounds in the 1920s, and subsequent digs by the University of Chicago and Wheaton College, it is believed that nothing more remains in the mounds.

Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area consisting of restored savannas, open fields and prairie, with the West Branch of the DuPage River flowing through it.

Recreation

Fishing

Visitors to Winfield Mounds have access to fishing along the West Branch of the DuPage River. The river features bass, sunfish, carp and bluegill. At this time, however, Winfield Mounds has no parking facilities.

Trails

Limestone trails at Winfield Mounds connect the Geneva Spur with the Illinois Prairie Path.

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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