Conrad Savanna

Natural Areas: Conrad Savanna

State Designated Nature Preserve [#137; 1992]

Oak Savanna and new oak undergrowth

Preserve interior. Click to enlarge

Conrad Savanna is a large oak savanna fragment bisected by County Road 700 North. The bulk of the preserve lies to the north of the road, but toward the west it straddles 700 North. There is no official trail, but if there’s been a controlled burn in the last few years, the understory should be relatively open, which makes getting around fairly easy. Oaks dominate, with sassafras and bracken in the understory, though the area south of the road seems to exhibit somewhat more diversity in its mix of trees.


Newton County. From US 41 in northern Newton County, go west on County Road 700 North. The preserve is on the north side of the road. Park your vehicle along the road or at the pull off just west of the bridge on 700 North.

GPS: N 41 06.159 W 87 26.998 (bridge pull off)



Finder Sketch

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Nearby Natural Areas (miles)

Conrad Station (0.9)
Kankakee Sands (4.7)