From Routes 12 & 134, go south on 12 to the first right(there is a sign pointing) about a mile and a half down on the left is the entrance.
Walk the Bog Trail, then attempt the Tamarack trail. It can sometimes be blocked by high water.
Volo Bog State Natural Area is quite close to my home. It is, I believe, Illinois' only bog. It is home to several Endangered Species. In the spring Sandhill Cranes nest here, and I was fortunate to have captured this family group last May. There are several trails and I captured this image at an observation platform recently erected. I was so glad I had my long lens mounted that Morning!