Cressmoor Prairie

Rattlesnake Master

Cressmoor Prairie is the largest protected black soil prairie remnant left in Indiana. In late summer, every step will take you past another marvelous plant – prairie blazing star, gray-headed coneflower, Culver’s root, whorled milkweed, tall coreopsis, wild quinine, compass plant, rattlesnake master (above), prairie dock – some 250 species have been recorded here. Cressmoor is a wonderful and unique destination.

Cressmoor Prairie Trail Sketch

Directions: Lake County. From I-65 Exit 258, go east 2.7 miles on US 6 (Ridge Rd.) to Lake Park Avenue, then south 0.5 miles to the parking area on the right.

GPS: N 41 32.696 W 87 15.596

Facilities: None

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