Chouteau Island – HeartLands Conservancy Preserve

Chouteau Island – Madison County  | 22 Acres

Type: Natural Area

Owned by: HeartLands Conservancy

Hours: Not yet open to the public.

Location and Directions: Located on Chouteau Island at the northwest corner of Chain of Rocks Road and Waterworks Road in Madison, Illinois. From IL-3, take W Chain of Rocks Road west over the Canal Bridge to Chouteau Island.

W Chain of Rocks Road, Madison, IL 62040 

Facilities: There are currently no facilities at this location. This property is under restoration and will include public access in the future.

Regulations: This property is currently not open to the public except for guided tours by HeartLands Conservancy staff.

HeartLands Conservancy reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent.


In 2021, HeartLands Conservancy acquired the 22 acre property to preserve highly important wetlands on the island. More information coming soon.