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Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm

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Address: 419 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440-1412
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+1 630-739-2600
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bolingbrook Park District offers a safe and beautiful trout farm for...

Bolingbrook Park District offers a safe and beautiful trout farm for perfect for an afternoon of quality fishing. The ponds at Hidden Lakes are stocked in April and October with trout and catfish are stocked May - September. All revenue generated from Hidden Lakes permit fees goes directly to stocking the wide variety of fish in the lakes.

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Great spot for a picnic or trail walk

Hidden Lakes at the northern end of Schmidt at Boughton. Great place for a picnic or a walk on the paved walkway with a wooded surrounding. Very relaxing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 27, 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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187 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Hidden Lakes at the northern end of Schmidt at Boughton. Great place for a picnic or a walk on the paved walkway with a wooded surrounding. Very relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Stopped here last week after not coming here for many years. The changes they have made are very nice to see. Will come back again, just a lot sooner than before.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I love that park mile from my house beautiful setting. New wooden bridge will take you all the way to Naperville adding miles of walking, biking, fishing and all other activities. I can go there every day and notice something different every time love it and my dog loves it too

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Chicagoland Suburb, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's my go-to for a nice dose of nature in my neighborhood. This is a very nice place to fish, relax, take a run or just a stroll through the nature trails. It is conveniently located. If you're hanging out for the afternoon and don't pack a lunch, there a several restaurants nearby.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Nice place to go fishing at a Trout filled chain of small lakes. Bring a picnic and enjoy a nice relaxing day in a beautiful park setting. Nice hidden place for family fishing.

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Lemont, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Great for the family. Nice park Bolingbrook Park District takes good care of this one. just installed a new bridge to get to another one of their parks

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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

This area looks like fallout from a nuclear disaster! What is happening here?? It looks like something is killing off the vegetation. On the plus side, the visitor/nature center is nice but the hike down to the trout farm and the lakes is very steep from this location. You might be better off to park to the north. We saw... More 

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Thank Mar L
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

The kids love to fish here. Very nicw, clean area. We can take some nature hikes and there is a great little park at the top of a hill. Also a short bike trail that is great for our boys (7 and 5)

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Miles of beautiful trails to walk, lakes for fishing, benches for sitting. It's all right here. Kids absolutely love it too.

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Thank Christine M
Bolingbrook
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This place is a secret gem in Bolingbrook. If you like to fish, this is the place. But if you love trees and walking - you will be in awe - during all seasons. But winter - is the best - when the willows have their own icicle display!

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