This Fascinating Illinois Army Depot Has Been Abandoned And Reclaimed By Nature For Decades Now

The Savanna Army Depot is a fascinating abandoned site in Illinois that, since its closure more than two decades ago, has been largely reclaimed by nature. Let’s find out what happened.

In some ways it’s sad to see such a huge facility with a long history fall into disuse. In other ways, though, letting nature reclaim a place where live ordnance is still a real danger doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

After you’ve looked around the parts of the depot that are open to the public, head a little way north and stretch your legs on the bluff-top trails of Mississippi Palisades State Park.

Have you seen the Savanna Army Depot in its current state? What other abandoned sites in Illinois are being reclaimed by nature?

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Address: US Savanna Army Depot, 18901 B St, Savanna, IL 61074, USA