Spitler Woods State Natural Area

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

Is your dog begging for some time in Mother Nature? Then it’s time for a trip to Spitler Woods State Natural Area. Located on 200 acres of beautiful property, this recreational area is home to one of the region's largest groupings of aged tree growth. Tree loving dogs will be in absolute heaven!

Your pup will be happy to know there are a few furrific trails in the park. For a nice warm up, follow the half mile exercise trail. It has a special jogging surface that makes the path nice and easy on your pal’s knees. There are even exercise stations you can stop at for an added workout. Once your pooch is loose and limber, choose from the half mile Red Oak Ramble or two mile Squirrel Creek Trail. Keep in mind, Squirrel Creek has some steep inclines while Red Oak is flatter. Either way, your furry friend will be right in the thick of the forest as they wandering through groves of white and red oak and hickory trees.

Your doggo won’t be the only critter in the area. This park is alive with wildlife. Keep your eyes open for deer, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and woodchucks. And don’t be surprised to see your dog’s ears perk up to the sound of the songbirds. During the spring, Spitler Woods State Natural Area is covered with a gorgeous display of wildflowers including wild geraniums, dogtooth violet, buttercups, and black-eyed Susans.

This puptacular park features ball fields, sport courts, horseshoe pits, and a playground. There are also several picnic tables, drinking water, and restrooms available. Don’t forget to bring clean up bags from home though. Pick up after your pup so the only thing park visitors can smell is the fresh forest fragrance. Make no mistake, your canine buddy will go mutts over Spitler Woods Natural Area!

Address
705 Spitler Park Drive
Mount Zion, IL 62549
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
705 Spitler Park Drive
Mount Zion, IL 62549
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM