Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Maps

Morris, Grundy County, Illinois

Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Description

Early settlers to Illinois, in an attempt to describe the unfamiliar terrain they were encountering, referred to it as "a sea of grass with pretty flowers." Today, Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area serves as testimony to the prairies that once covered nearly 60 percent of the state.;Located in Grundy County, Goose Lake Prairie is approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago and one mile southwest of the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers. More than half of Goose Lake Prairie is

Coordinates
: 41.362; -88.311
Area
: 2,537 acres (10.27 km²)
Official Link
: Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area