Cedar Creek Timber and Wetland

Cedar Creek Wetlands
Cedar Creek Wetlands
Watching Waterfowl
Kayaking on Cedar Creek
Pelicans at Cedar View Wetlands

Cedar Creek Timber and Wetland is divided into two sections.  West of Big Cedar Creek is a 104 acres of woodland.  East of  the creek is 170 acres of bottomland that was purchased in 2005 by the I.D.O.T. as a wetland mitigation site.   Cedar View Trail traverses this 275 acre public hunting area, which has excellent populations of deer, turkey, squirrels and migratory waterfowl.  The area is also excellent for bird watching and is used as an outdoor classroom for wetland studies.

Hunters must park at the parking lot on 223rd Street and walk in on Cedar View Trail from the west.  Hunters may not walk in from the Cedar View Trail parking lot at 32nd Street. Special rules and regulations pertaining to hunting have been posted at different locations on Cedar View Trail.

Cedar Creek Timber and Wetland Web Page

Cedar Creek Timber & Wetland Map


Cedar Creek Timber and Wetland is located between 32nd Street and 223rd Street, west of Fairfield.  The parking lot on 223rd Street is approximately 1 mile North of Libertyville Road.


  • Hunting
  • Trails - hiking, biking, cross-country skiing
  • Fishing in Cedar Creek 
  • Bird Watching
  • Prairie plantings