To the east of the Willow Creek Bridge, shaded by large bur oaks, is a beautiful group of ancient Indian burial mounds, including at least two effigy-type mounds in the shapes of a goose and a water spirit.
In addition to these mounds, a recent archaeological survey confirmed that the Willow Creek Woods area was once the site of an ancient workshop or village.
Many walkers and bikers go right by this site without ever even noticing that the mounds are here, so please make a point of stopping to see them.
The Preserve contains many burial mounds and other ancient archaeological sites. Please respect these sacred mounds by staying on the marked trails.
Read about Native Americans and the Preserve and how the mounds were built.