Egermann Woods

One of the few remaining pre-settlement oak forests in DuPage County is in Egermann Woods Preserve. Additionally, several ephemeral ponds and 15 acres of reforested native trees and plants are contained in the preserve, making it a valuable habitat for amphibians, birds, and other wildlife species. While this preserve is relatively undeveloped, there is a mowed turf trail which meanders for 1.3 miles through the preserve. The trail can be used by hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, cross-country skiers and joggers. No parking is available.

Volunteer Opportunities

Working under the direction of the Office of Natural Resources, volunteer site stewards and “Volunteer Restoration Workday” participants help to monitor and manage the large oak woodland that makes up this preserve. For information on volunteer opportunities at Egermann Woods and other forest preserves, visit the Natural Resource Management volunteer page, or contact Volunteer Services at (630) 933-7681 or


The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is committed to making its facilities accessible to all visitors. For special accessibility needs or concerns, please contact the District’s ADA coordinator at (630) 933-7683 or
TTY (800) 526-0857 at least three business days in advance of your visit.