About Silver Springs SFWA
The State of Illinois purchased the original 1,250-acre area at what is now Silver Springs SFWA in 1969. It is located five miles west of Yorkville in Kendall County. An additional 100 acres have since been added to the site. A 30-acre prairie restoration project began in 1980 and continued in its development with the addition of 15 acres in 1991.
The 45-acre prairie restoration area at Silver Springs SFWA allows visitors to view an area similar to those once dominating the landscape before the settlers tamed the land. For visitors wishing to get a close look at the prairie grass, wildflowers, birds, and animals, a one-mile mowed path winds through the site.