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Bluff Spring Fen

Bluff Spring Fen

Bluff Spring Fen

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Spring Grove Ave IL, Elgin 60120


A lush valley of emerald green, Bluff Spring Fen is a rare gem, a mix of prairie, woodlands, ponds, streams and wetlands—including the rare ecosystem that gives the site its name. Thanks to active restoration, this Illinois Nature Preserve is home to a rich diversity of plants, amphibians, insects and birds.


  • Parking
  • Bid watching
  • Hiking and Walking


No fishing –  No dogs (service dogs excluded)


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Information sourced from Forest Preserves of Cook County

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