© 2018 by The Green-Rock Audubon Society

G-RASLands are free and open to the public year round.

 

Four hiking reserves in Beloit, WI, a canoe launch in Afton, WI, and the Sunny Peace Prairie just north of Orfordville, WI offer scenic views, chances to see rare flowers and birds, and experience the expanding bio-diversity of recovery ecosystems in Southern Wisconsin. 

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  • Parking in grass, on street, or on gravel

  • Foot Traffic Only

  • Dogs welcome. Please clean up after your pets

  • Wear orange during hunting season

  • No restrooms on site. Feel free to visit the Woodman’s Corner on Route 213 & W. Spring Creek Rd.

  • The Sunny Peace Prairie is being restored and is not yet open to the public.

General Visitor Information

 

Androne Woods

7101 W Cleophas Rd. Beloit, WI 53511  (42.5555/-89.1443)​

  • 1 ¾ miles of Trails on 16 acres with Benches

  • Once part of Cleophas Homestead

  • Yellow Lady Slipper Orchids, Maidenhair Fern, Trillium, and woodland grasses

  • Large Black Walnut and White Oak trees

  • Nesting site for many woodland birds

 

Cleophas Reserve 

6734 W. Cleophas Rd. Beloit, WI 53511 (42.5555/-89.1328)

  • 2 miles of trails on 40 acres

  • Once part of the Cleophas Homestead 

  • Native prairie restoration

 

Gabower-Reilly Reserve 

6705 W. Cleophas Rd. Beloit, WI 53511 (42.5554/-89.1316)

  • Blue Bird Trail on 24 acre prairie and 4 acre oak savannah with Benches

  • Jason Briggs Wetland is adjacent to the  Southeast corner

  • East Branch Raccoon Creek flows through this reserve and is classified as a category 5 (catch and release) trout stream

 

Spring Creek Reserve 

3499 W Spring Creek Rd, Beloit, WI 53511 (42.5257/-89.0955)

  • 2 ¼ miles of Trails on 67 acres

  • Restored prairie and Tillable Farm Land

  • Pond frequented by waterfowl and wildlife 

  • Spring Creek flows through the reserve 

 

Sunny Peace Prairie 

2604 South Coon Island Road, Orfordville, WI 53576

  • 75 acres: 10 acres of woods, 15 acres of cool season grasses and 50 acres in cropland

  • Not yet open to the public - expected opening in 2022

  • Visitors welcome, but please arrange your visit by first contacting Norm Aulabaugh, Sunny Peace Prairie Project Manager at:  608 879-2841