UPDATE: Gebhard Woods is currently CLOSED due to flooding. Once the flooding recedes, the park will re-open for limited use.
The following areas will remain CLOSED:
- The Park office is closed to the public, please call 815-942-0796 for assistance
- All campgrounds are closed to camping but are open for walking or biking.
- All playgrounds and shelters are closed.
- No Group Permits, Activity Permits, Special Events or Interpretive programs are allowed at this time.
Hikers, campers, picnickers and canoeists frequent Gebhard Woods State Park, making the 30-acre site one of Illinois’ most popular state parks. Located in Morris, this picturesque park is bordered on the south by the Illinois & Michigan Canal and to the north by Nettle Creek, which gently flows along the perimeter and through the park, adding to its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Stately old trees including walnut, oak, ash, maple, sycamore, hawthorn and cottonwood provide ample shade throughout the park. In the spring, trillium, bluebell, white trout lily, violets, wild ginger, phlox, toothwort and spring beauties are just a sample of the wildflowers that can be enjoyed by park visitors.