Lower Rock Run Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, savanna, wetland and a portion of Rock Run.
Wildlife found at the preserve includes the northern water snake and eastern kingbird.
The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including the leather flower, white water lily and prairie phlox.
I&M Canal Access also provides access to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ 61.5-mile, crushed limestone I&M Canal State Trail. The Rock Run Greenway Trail and I&M Canal State Trail both connect to the 4.36-mile, paved Joliet Junction Trail to provide a 16-mile, mostly paved loop trail.