Thank you for your interest in visiting the Preserve. The FAQ below is our best resource for planning your visit. If you have further questions or are in need of additional information, please send us an email and we will try to get you the information.

Please obey all posted rules and regulations. Absolutely NO hunting, gathering of plants, mushrooming or destruction or removal of any items permitted. Foot traffic only. The trails are not lit and no security exists. There are no restrooms or other public facilities. All visitors understand and agree that there are dangers inherent in the use of the Property and hereby voluntarily assume all such risks.


Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcomed on the property and must be leashed at all times.

Visitor Information

What is the difficulty of the trail hike?

Not ADA accessible. But the path is hard packed gravel, with accessible foot bridges.

Hours of operation?

Sunrise to Sunset.

Can I take samples from the property?

No. Visitors are asked to respect all natural features and take no samples from the

Can I take pictures?

Yes, and please share them on social media.


From I-94, take Exit 40 A toward US-20 E/US-35 S/La Porte/South Bend. Turn right
onto Indiana Medal of Honor Hwy (US-20/US-35). Then, turn right onto N US
Highway 35 (US-35 S) toward La Porte. Turn left onto N Pawnee Trl and proceed
to the parking lot.


Recommended parking is as per the address provided.

Can I do research at the Preserve?

Yes, please reach out to discuss your research and how we can assist.

What work is being done at the Preserve?

Continuing work on the Preserve involves ecological restoration activities, including
invasive species control, surveys of flora, fauna and mycota, various scientific studies
and monitoring, and developing education programs and tools.

Nearby Amenities:

Nearest towns, Michigan City and LaPorte both offer plenty of food and lodging.