Illinois Travel

Illinois Travel

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.

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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.

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