Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area


NOTICE: The trap range and archery range are open annually March 1st- August 31st, seven days a week 7 am to sunset. 

Both are closed annually  September 1st - 5th  for the first five days of dove season.

For 2022-23, they will open back up seven days a week September 7th – November 1st. Starting the 2nd, they will only be open on Mondays and Tuesdays until the end of pheasant season, December 31, 2022. January 16th they will close completely until March 1st for coyote season. 

The equestrian trail is closed annually September 1st – 30th for dove season.

For 2022-23, the trail will be open October 1st – November 1st, then closed November 2nd – December 31st. It will reopen January 1st - 15th, and then be closed January 16th - April 14th. April 15th it reopns until Fall.

December 1 – April 1 the West/main entrance of the park closes for winter.

The Youth Area Campground is currently closed. 

A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area. Even on extremely cold days, this pool does not freeze, and visitors marvel at the bordering beds of watercress. Majestic oaks and prairie grasslands provide a panorama of natural beauty to park visitors. The Fox River runs through this picturesque area, which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect getaway location.

Park Information:

Northeastern Illinois

13608 Fox Road
Yorkville IL 60560




N: 41.626
W: -88.518

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