National Natural Landmarks

Illinois Beach Nature Preserve

Illinois Beach Nature Preserve
Illinois Beach Nature Preserve

Illinois Beach Nature Preserve, located within Illinois Beach State Park, is an area of beach ridges that supports a great diversity of ecosystems, including sand savanna, sand prairie, wetland, and beach communities. The site supports over 60 species of animals and plants that are threatened or endangered in Illinois.

Location: Lake County, IL ; Lake County, IL

Year designated: 1980

Acres: 1,446

Ownership: State




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