Poag Terrace

Edwardsville – Madison County   |  40 acres

Type: Natural Area

Owned by: Madison County; Protected by Conservation Easement by HeartLands Conservancy

Hours: Request permission from Madison County Building & Zoning Department.

Location and Directions: Located west of University Drive and east of Sand Road just outside of Edwardsville. The MCT Nature Trail travels through the property. 

Sand Road Area and MCT Nature Trail, Edwardsville, IL  

Facilities: None.

Regulations: Regulations provided by Madison County Building & Zoning Department.

MCT Nature Trail through the Poag Terrace Property


Madison County and HeartLands Conservancy preserved 40 acres as a part of the historic path of Cahokia Creek. The long term plan is to restore the floodplain forest along the historic Old Cahokia Creek route to reduce downstream flooding and restore the ecosystem in the area. This property is primarily a stormwater control project, and therefore, not regularly open to the public at this time.