Here you'll find valuable natural resources and sensitive wetlands in a country-like setting.
The preserve features a rolling landscape of scenic woodlands and wide open fields. The Indian Creek basin, which flows through the site, is an Advanced Identification Wetland (ADID), the highest wetland classification in Lake County. It offers exceptional wildlife habitat and plant communities including a sedge meadow.
Visitors can explore 2.3 miles of gravel trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Heron Creek offers parking, two picnic shelters, toilets, drinking fountains and interpretive signage.
An innovative playground provides a colorful series of tunnels, slides, ladders, bridges, decks and swings for children to climb and explore. The playground has two separate areas, one for children ages 2–5, and one for children ages 5–12. Much of the playground is ramped for handicapped accessibility. There is also a sand pit for children to dig in and create sculptures, and lookout stations with views into the woods.