Bayless Dune Nature Preserve
Walnut Woods

Walnut Woods is a shady enclave of second-growth deciduous forest in a rapidly developing area on the Valparaiso Moraine. The property provides important habitat for wildlife. It features black walnuts, a variety of oak trees, and a good display of spring ephemeral wildflowers.

Preserve Size

Preserve Size 10 Acres

Preserve Open to the Public

Open to the Public

Trail Length

Trail Length 0.64 Miles

Preserve Terrain

Terrain Flat


Activities Wildflowers


Activities Birding

Visit the Preserve

Walnut Woods Nature Preserve is located southwest of Valparaiso, off of 600 W and 50 N.

Park on the side of the road, next to the access lane marked by signs. Cross the ditch and walk north to the preserve.

John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve

With Thanks

to Our Generous Acquisition and Restoration Partners

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National Park Service
Great Lakes Restoration
Indiana Heritage Trust
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Nature Preserves
State of Indiana
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The Nature Conservancy
Sustain Our Great Lakes
Save the Dunes
Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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