Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve

Bluff Road south of Fults, Chester IL 62233 | 618-826-2706
The Great River Road in Illinois

A National Natural Landmark, Fults Hill Prairie State Natural Area has the largest complex of loess hill prairies in Illinois. Loess prairies are usually on a slope and characterized well drained, silty soil. The harsh dry conditions create unique communities at these sites. Grasses such as side-oats gramma, big and little blue stem, and Indian grass dominate, but a variety of plants and animals can be found, some found nowhere else in the state. There is a 1.5-mile hiking trail.


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