Plan Your Visit

PlanYourVisit

Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area consists of the Kolar Savanna Unit, a 66-acre tract near Hopkins Park, Illinois. Visitors are welcome to explore the unit during daylight hours.


Directions, Address & Contact Info  

The Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area consists of the Kolar Savanna Unit, which is in the extreme northeast area of Iroquois County, immediately east of Iroquois County Conservation Area at the intersection of Kankakee County Roads 17000 E and 8000 S. The roads are unpaved, sandy and narrow, so caution is advised. 

 

For a map and more detailed directions, check out our 'Maps' page hereOr for more information, including current contact information, visit our 'About the Refuge' page here.

 

Navigating by GPS? Enter the following coordinates for visitor parking at the Kolar Savanna Unit: 41° 0'29.60"N, 87°32'31.33"W  

Hours of Operation

The Kolar Savanna Unit is open one-half hour before sunrise, and closes one-half hour after sunset.  

Know Before You Go  

When planning a trip to the Refuge, it is important to know that there are no facilities located at the Kolar Savanna Unit. Please plan accordingly.  

 

Consider bringing:

  • Sturdy shoes 
  • A hat 
  • Water 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Binoculars 
  • Field guides