SILVER SPRINGS STATE FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA
1,350 acres. Located southwest of Chicago in northern Illinois, Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area includes oak forest and grassy prairie, a stretch of the Fox River, and a few small lakes. Deer and fox are among the wildlife.
Activities: There are several miles of hiking trails and a 7-mile horse trail. Fishing and canoeing are available on the Fox River. Trails are open to cross-country skiing in the winter.
Camping Regulations: Backpack camping is allowed at one designated area overlooking the Fox River, a relatively short distance from a parking area.
For Further Information: Silver Springs State jFish and Wildlife Area, 13608 Fox Road, York-jville, IL 60560; (708)553-6297.