The Lincoln Marsh trail system is comprised of woodchip, limestone, and boardwalk trails that connect with the Illinois Prairie Path and offers a number of amenities.
View the Trailmap (PDF)
Limestone trails are accessible to wheelchairs, bicycles, and strollers. Bicycles are not permitted on the woodchip trails. There is a small accessible trail loop around a prairie planting near the east end of the park that is perfect for the tiniest hikers!
Floating Boardwalks & Bird Blinds
Floating boardwalks with bird blinds are located in our two main open water marsh areas.
Get a higher view of the marsh from our two overlooks off of the Illinois Prairie Path.
Rustic benches made from trees that have fallen at Lincoln Marsh can be found scattered along the trails.
Informational Kiosks, Interpretive Signs & Park Maps
Informational kiosks are located at both park entrances. Interpretive signs and park maps can be found along the trails.
A covered shelter and picnic area is located near our main entrance as well as another picnic area near our east entrance. We encourage visitors to utilize our shelter and picnic areas; however, please do not disturb any programs that may be in progress. The shelter/picnic areas are not available for rent and only used on a first come, first served basis if they are not being used for our programs. Use of the fire pit is only allowed under Lincoln Marsh staff supervision. Please contact the Lincoln Marsh office to book a campfire program for your group.
A drinking fountain (available seasonally) is located at the west end of the parking lot at our main entrance.
A pit toilet (available year round) is located near our main entrance. Porta potties (available seasonally) are located at our main and east entrances. We do not have running water available near our toilets so be sure to bring hand sanitizer.
Please place garbage in cans provided. Recycling is encouraged. Try to pack out what you pack in.
Mutt Mitts are available at both trailheads. Please remember to clean up after your dog.
Snowshoe rentals are available seasonally at the Lincoln Marsh office. Please click here for more information.
Discover! Packs are available to check-out at the Lincoln Marsh office as well as the Wheaton Public Library. Please click here for more information.