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McCully Heritage Project
Kampsville Illinois Nature

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NameMcCully Heritage Project
AddressRural Route 1
Box 130
Kampsville, IL 62053
Brief Description940 acre nature preserve
DescriptionThe McCully Heritage Project is a 940 acre natural area located one mile south of Kampsville, Illinois. The Project offers 15 miles of trails, open to hiking and horseback riding. The trails travel through various ecological areas including hardwood forests, wetlands and prairies. Scenic overlooks are located along the trails. A restored wetland area includes a boardwalk and interpretive signs. The site also has two fishing ponds, a nineteenth-century log cabin, a demonstration prairie plot and a pavilion, with parking and restrooms. The Project is perfect for picnicking, bird watching, nature photography and turtle watching. Visitors can expect to see abundant wildflowers and wildlife, such as songbirds, wild turkeys, blue heron, butterflies, white-tailed deer, fox, bobcats, muskrats and turtle and more.

The McCully Heritage Project is open from dawn to dusk. Visitors are required to sign in at the Main Kiosk in the parking area. Horseback riders should also sign an insurance waiver.
Primitive camping is available with advanced arrangements and potable water is available on site. The pavilion and grounds are open for events such as family reunions or outdoor weddings. School groups and clubs are welcome. Groups larger than family size should call in advance to make arrangements before their visit.
Hunting or removal of any plant or other material is prohibited without express written permission.

The McCully Heritage Project is a non-profit facility with no funding from state or federal sources. Donations are encouraged, and all donations are used for upkeep of the site
Phone 1(618) 653-4687
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance1 hour to all day
Social LinksFacebook 
Last Updated7/13/2011
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McCully Heritage Project - Kampsville, IL 62053

McCully Heritage Project - Kampsville, IL 62053
McCully Heritage Project - Kampsville, IL 62053
McCully Heritage Project - Kampsville, IL 62053
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