Burton Nature Preserve

Burton Nature Preserve comprises about 130 acres adjacent to Lake Manitou and the Manitou Islands Wetland Conservation Area and Nature Preserve.


DNR appears to manage some of the areas away from the lake as prairie.



Old lanes and clearly defined paths intertwine with a large network of unofficial side trails. Many of the latter explore small upland areas adjacent to the lake and wetlands.


You’ll enjoy views of Lake Manitou, see occasional wildflowers, and spot ducks and geese from the trail or occasional viewing stands.


Fulton County. From the intersection of US 31 and IN 25 south of Rochester, go south 1.85 miles on US 31 to Wabash Road, then left 0.6 miles, bearing right at the split to a parking area on the right just after the split.

North 41 02.501 West 86 11.273
DeLorme 27:D7

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Wildwood Nature Preserve


Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 33
Indiana Department of Natural Resources