Keepataw Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland and a portion of the Des Plaines River.
A unique feature of the site is a 60-foot bluff carved from limestone deposits mined around the turn of the 20th century.
Wildlife found at the preserve includes the federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly and other rare species.
The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including robin’s plantain, Ohio horse mint and false pennyroyal.
Keepataw Preserve features 0.28 mile of natural surface trail and allows visitors to see some of it’s historic past.