Winfield Mounds County Forest Preserve

The 359-acre Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve in Winfield is an undeveloped natural area with restored savannas, prairie and a stretch of the West Branch DuPage River.


About Winfield Mounds County Forest Preserve

Winfield Mounds was named for burial mounds of prehistoric Native Americans who lived along the West Branch of the DuPage River. The three mounds at this site are dome-shaped and set in a triangular pattern and are the only documented prehistoric burial site in DuPage County. The mounds lie west of the river, along the edge of a mature oak-hickory forest. After vandals dug up the mounds in the 1920s, and subsequent digs by the University of Chicago and Wheaton College, it is believed that nothing more remains in the mounds.

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