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Silver Springs State Park

Address: 13608 Fox Road, Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone Number: 630-553-6297
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Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Yorkville
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Yorkville, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Close enough to hone to go quite often. My husband likes to fish while I wander the trails. Excellent for families & picnics

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Oswego, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visit Silver Springs State Park every chance we get, in every season - it is incredibly awesome, clean and idyllic. There are several parking lots from which to choose your starting point for some fantastic hikes and exploration of this well-kept natural beauty. Camping is no longer permitted at Silver Springs Park, so in summer we always make advance... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is confusing! Apparently, there are two entrances - the west entrance and the east entrance. I parked near the boat launch at the west entrance and from there, it's a little difficult to find the hiking trails. Once I got there, it was fine, but they still weren't marked very well. As I looped around, I came to... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is a nice state park but it needs to be cleaned up big time. Especially along the paths. Last time I was there trash was all over and the marshes and ponds other than the main fishing pond are full of garbage too.

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Florissant, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went to Silver Springs State Park for the afternoon. It is in the process of being rehabbed but is still a great place. The glass bottom boat ride is neat. There are beautiful trails. We rented kayaks for an hour long float. Saw alligators, turtles, and monkeys. Our 13 year old granddaughter had a blast! Well worth it!

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Yorkville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This park is a great place to visit nature. The fishing is good if you know how to fish. The park gets alot of pressure, so the fish are very picky. As with most state run parks, under staffing and general disconcert for our natural resources as compared to other states, shines through. Don't get me wrong, this is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The scene here is absolutely beautiful!! So many trees, the crick is beautiful. I had never seen a spring before, and that was neat and the water tasted great! It's a great experience.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great hiking trails. We love it and the dogs love it. The path is not overly groomed, it's hilly in parts, and the scenery changes throughout the trail. Not too crowded.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't overlook this local gem. Enjoy nature or cast a line in the parks lake or the adjacent Fox River. Don't forget your picnic lunch but if you do refreshments are available.

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We canoed from Yorkville to Silver Springs State Park last week. We had a lovely paddle along the Fox River and then enjoyed a nice picnic lunch at Silver Springs. They have a nice hiking trail along the river and other trails through the woods. We visit this part often and always enjoy nature there.

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