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McNaughton/Dirksen Park

Directions Rt. 29 south out of Peoria towards Pekin. Left on Rt. 98, up the hill.  Dirksen Park is on the north side of 98, whereas McNaughton Park is on the south side.


Dirksen: 2200 Edgewater Dr., Pekin, IL 61554

McNaughton: 708 Washington St., Pekin, IL 61554

Google Map to McNaughton/Dirksen Parks

eBird: Birding Hotspot Map

Description Teaming with lush vegetation, gently rolling hills, picnic areas and beautiful lakes, the Dirksen Park complex of 1,309 upland woodland acres. 

Dirksen Park is a comprised of oak-hickory forest and open shrubland. An extensive hiking/mountain biking/cross country trail runs through the park, crossing several cobble-bottomed creeks.

McNaughton Park's 850 acres feature habitats such as shrubland, restored tallgrass prairie, and oak/hickory forests containing some of the most impressive white oak in the entire Illinois River Valley.

Suggested Route/Stops

Trail map of McNaughton Park

Trail map of Dirksen Park

Commonly Seen Birds Woodland species.  Stand of pines in McNaughton Park is a good place for Barred Owls
Specialties The woods makes a good habitat for migrating warblers and other upland species.  

Birding hike with members of the Illinois Audubon Society

Spring Gathering 2007 - McNaughton Park

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