Chicago Portage National Historic Site

    This site is located in Lyons, Illinois.  It is  in the Chicago Portage Forest Preserve and the Ottawa Trail Woods Forest Preserve.  It is at the junction of Portage Creek with the DesPlaines River.  It contains the west end of the Chicago Portage between the DesPlaines River and the Chicago River.  The Portage contains the Portage Creek and Mud Lake.

     There is a memorial depicting Marquette and Joliet near the parking area

Memorial near the parking area

Memorial Plaque

Memorial

Chicago Portage Forest Preserve

Same as above

Portage Creek

Bridge over Portage Creek

Trail along Portage Creek

Portage Creek

Diagram of Chicago Portage

Thought to be the east end of Mud Lake

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