Wadsworth Wetlands

A mix of marshes, woods, grasslands and ponds, this portion of the Lake County Forest Preserve District is located on the Des Plaines River.

Commensurate with the diversity of habitat, many species of birds use the site during migration and the breeding period. Herons, ducks, shorebirds, warblers and sparrows move through in spring and fall, while Least Bitterns, Sandhill Cranes, Common Moorhens and American Woodcock have all nested here.

Address: Des Plaines River Trail, Wadsworth, 60083