Spring Creek Stewards Bobolink Logo by John YapelliDirections to the work sites within the Spring Creek Forest Preserves:






Higgins (Rt. 72) and Wichman Rds., north of I-90 and west of Sutton Rd./Rt.59. Turn north onto Wichman Rd. Drive down the gravel road, carefully, to the parking lot. (map)

Headwaters 160
Just west of Wichman Road (Headwaters) on Higgins Road (Rt. 72) watch for our cars on the right and pull off on the side of Higgins Road. (map)


Penny Road Pond

Take Rt. 59 to Penny Rd. (north of Higgins, south of Dundee). Go west on Penny Rd. through the forest preserves and look for the parking lot on the south side. (map)

Healy Road Savanna

Take Penny Rd past the Penny Road Pond to the stop sign (this is the Healy/Penny Rd junction). Take a left onto Healy and continue to the end which is the berm. (map)

Steeplechase Shrubland

Park behind the Barrington Riding Center, 361 Bateman Rd., Barrington Hills. On east side of Bateman Rd., north of Algonquin Rd. (map)

Longmeadow Prairie

Take Bateman Rd. to Longmeadow Rd. which is between Dundee Rd., (Rt. 68) and Algonquin Rd. Park on the north side of Longmeadow Rd. Please do not park on the grass. The entrance to the prairie is across Bateman. Follow the signs to the site.

Beverly Lake

Enter from Higgins Rd., north of I-90 and west of Sutton Rd./Rt.59. Turn north to parking lot for Beverly Lake Forest Preserve.

Bluff Spring Fen

From the Spring Creek area, get to Bluff Spring Fen by taking Rt. 59 south to Rt. 20. Then take 20 west to Bluff City Blvd, turning left on it. Then go just a few blocks to Bluff City Cemetery. Enter the cemetery and follow the curving main road to the Bluff Spring Fen parking area.

Citizens for Conservation

The CFC headquarters is located at 459 W. Highway 22 in Lake Barrington. Look for the white farmhouse with a silo across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.