P (815) 677-3411
A PO Box 195, Elizabeth, IL 61028
If you’re interested in receiving more information or scheduling a visit, please fill out the form below and the Casper Creek Natural Cemetery staff will contact you according to your selected preference.
Your Lasting Gift
In partnership with Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF), Casper Creek Natural Cemetery provides an alternative to traditional burial in a beautiful setting. As part of the purchase of natural cemetery services, clients make a tax-deductible donation directly to JDCF. The deductible donation amount supports JDCF land stewardship efforts and education / outreach programs. Non-deductible fees retained by the Cemetery pay for purchase rights for a burial plot, interment plot, or spreading of ashes.
Services may be purchased “pre-need” (future end-of-life event) or “at need” (at the time of bereavement). As required by Illinois law, portions of service fees are maintained in separate trust funds to assure service delivery as well as perpetual care and stewardship of individual gravesites.
- Schedule a tour or call with one of our licensed profesionals
- Choose a natural burial that suits your needs
- Select a natural burial package
- Pick a memorial
Natural, or “green,” burial is an end-of-life practice that emphasizes simplicity, environmental sustainability and aids conservation of natural resources by using biodegradable containers and avoiding embalming fluids and burial vaults.
Full Body Natural Burials
Interment of Cremains
Our natural burials follow conservation practices on legally protected lands where a diversity of native flora and fauna is maintained or enhanced.
The Casper Creek Natural Cemetery meets the highest standards of the Green Burial Council as a “conservation burial ground.” The GBC’s mission is to inspire and advocate for environmentally sustainable and natural death care through education and certification.
Casper Creek Natural Cemetery offers an affordable and sustainable alternative to traditional cemeteries that supports land preservation and stewardship of natural areas.
The Natural Cemetery grounds provide individualized, peaceful areas for full body burials and cremains interment.
Full Body Natural Burials
& Interment of Cremains
Burial sites are marked by flush-to-the ground engraved stone.
We have a dedicated area for legal ash scattering.
Personalized plaques are available for those wishing to be permanently displayed on our memorial wall.
Return to Nature
Memorialize and honor your loved ones by connecting families and future generations to nature in a personal way.
The Casper Creek Natural Cemetery provides a beautiful alternative to traditional burial services.
The Casper Creek Natural Cemetery consists of 16 acres adjacent to the 85-acre Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve. Located just outside Galena, Illinois, the site provides visitors with beautiful views of the Mississippi, miles of walking trails, restored prairies, and open oak woodlands.