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Seriously needs work

We were out there yesterday. Lovely place. Good photo ops, no, it does not need a concession... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Barbara L
Back to unspoiled nature

Visited yesterday with wife and it was such a peaceful, stress-free environment to walk along the... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
Danville, Illinois
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West Newell Road, North end of Lake Vermilion, Danville, IL
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We were out there yesterday. Lovely place. Good photo ops, no, it does not need a concession stand. It is not the place to camp out overnight or have parties. It is a Nature Park...you go for an hour or so. My concern is the...More

1  Thank Barbara L
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Visited yesterday with wife and it was such a peaceful, stress-free environment to walk along the 900'+ boardwalk and see unspoiled nature. The boardwalk is very safe and wide enough for wheelchair and offers many fantastic views of the wetlands area. Saw many fish both...More

Thank rrrick8
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This park is very easy to walk through and has very close parking to the board walk. The view is beautiful and the board walk is fantastic. We walked around and read the posted signs about what type of wildlife could be found in the...More

Thank lacee2017
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I drive by this place often and rarely see more than a car or 2 there. It's a shame because the nature that it provides for viewing is great for this area. I often see bald eagles sitting in a nearby tree and blue herons...More

Thank rrrick8
Reviewed July 27, 2016

I can not be able to tell anyone to go here. There is a small parking lot and wooden walkway with a wooden tower about two stories tall. There's nothing else there no concession, information or restrooms. Not a safe area last time I was...More

1  Thank RussT92
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice area. Reminded me of swamps in Louisiana. A boardwalk takes you out into the swamp and usually you can get some really cool pictures of nature. Have sawa bald eagle there before. Also a lookout tower to view out of. Kids will like it...More

Thank winks1996
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely small park with boardwalk over a swampy area, with wonderful variety of birds. Easy to get to,, nature beauty.

Thank Retiree4637
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Sun was setting as we visited the boardwalk. The reflections were beautiful! Saw ducks, swans, turtles, fish and lots of native water plants. Lovely peaceful evening walk!

Thank Lesaepp
Reviewed July 15, 2015

This tranquil board walk throughout the local wetlands offer the visitor a wealth of nature's beauty. From the floral and the assorted wildlife, each visit will delete you with surprises. Come spend a few minutes or hour's observing. Return many times throughout the year and...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a great little park... It has a floating Boardwalk out into the swamp/march and also an observation tower. The boardwalk is nice, and it's worth hanging around on it a bit. Most recent visit was early spring and the park was full of life...More

Thank Capeman228
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