Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve

This beautiful undeveloped land along Lake Michigan in the Town of Grafton provides passive recreational uses, ensures outdoor and natural area educational opportunities. The area consists of a mixture of a deep, coastal ravine, white cedar and hardwood forest, a stream, grassland, wet meadows, woodland and wetland and bluff area. These areas provide diverse habitats for native wildflowers, shrubs and trees useful for all types of wildlife, such as migratory birds.

Hours of Operation

Sunrise to sunset


The Lion’s Den Gorge Natural Area is located between Port Washington and Grafton, east of the intersection at County Highway “C” and Lake Shore Drive.