Fugate Woods Nature Preserve is located in the abundant prairie croplands of Central Illinois, just 2 1/2 miles northeast of Fairbury, Illinois. This natural area contains more than 150 acres of native timber and restored prairie. Visitors are invited to hike the serene grounds and trails, rich in wildlife and native plants.

A variety of programs and events offer unique opportunities for all interested age groups. Fugate Woods also presents a living classroom environment for the public and charitable/education organizations.


Trails are open daily*, dawn to dusk, foot traffic only, pets must be leashed

*Excepting Mother's Day and firearm deer season.

For the preservation of the habitat and well-being of all visitors:
No Alcohol, No Firearms, No Hunting, No Bicycles, No Vehicles, Leash All Pets


Saturday, October 25, 2014  9-11am:
Fall Work Day in Fugate Woods

Please join the Illinois Grand Prairie Master Naturalists of Livingston, McLean and Woodford counties for another great day to HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE at Fugate Woods.
Volunteer teams of adults will be learn to identify, treat and remove two invasive shrub species, and youth teams will plant native nut seed along the stream bank.
Fugate Woods and the associate Prairie Lands Foundation public natural areas are the recipients of The Clean Energy Community Foundation Community Stewardship Challenge Grant.
This generous 18-month grant-use period will match both funds and volunteers service hours, enabling Fugate Woods Nature Preserve, James Family Woods and The Bluestem Trail
stewardship in significant, long-term contributions to these habitats going forward. Your dedicated service does make a difference, and is genuinely appreciated.
Come enjoy a crisp Autumn day on the leaf-strewn trails!  [ more details ]

For more information about any of these events, please see our Events page, or call The Woods Steward at: 815-692-8003

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