This 178-acre property is located just west of South Bend at the northern edge of North Chain Lake. The preserve contains a variety of habitat types including wetlands interspersed with high ridges and islands of upland forest. Many interesting plant species characteristic of bog habitats have been identified on site, with the preserved area protecting about half of one of the last remaining bogs in Indiana. Approximately 20 acres of agricultural field are being restored to forest habitat, and a hiking trail has been developed on the site so that the public can enjoy this natural resource. Lydick Bog is a dedicated Indiana State Nature Preserve.
Bicentennial Nature Trust, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, NIPSCO, The Conservation Fund, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, 1st Source Bank, The Hurwich Family, NiSource Charitable Foundation
The Conservation Fund, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, NIPSCO
Read a story by Scott Namestnik about the series of events that led to the preservation of Lydick Bog as an Indiana State Nature Preserve. Click here to download the PDF.
Lydick Bog Nature Preserve is located at 25898 US 20, South Bend, IN.
From the east: Take the South Bend Bypass/US 31 to US 20. Go west on US 20 approximately one mile.
From the west: Take U.S. 20 east. The entrance is about one half mile past Quince Road.
Lydick Bog dedicated as an Indiana State Nature Preserve
Read South Bend Tribune Story
Click here for Lydick Bog Preservation Celebration Coverage
1st Source Bank Donation Supports Public Access at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve
Download the press release here