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Heron County Park

West Newell Road, North end of Lake Vermilion, Danville, IL
+1 217-422-1691
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Easy access to nature

This park is very easy to walk through and has very close parking to the board walk. The view is... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
lacee2017
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Danville, Illinois
Hidden jewel

I drive by this place often and rarely see more than a car or 2 there. It's a shame because the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
rrrick8
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Danville, Illinois
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“bald eagles” (2 reviews)
“boardwalk” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
West Newell Road, North end of Lake Vermilion, Danville, IL
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+1 217-422-1691
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Reviewed 30 March 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 14 February 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 28 July 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

Thank Russ T
Reviewed 27 December 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 20 August 2015

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

Thank Retiree4637
Reviewed 12 August 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 16 July 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 23 April 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
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

This park is county funded. There is a floating walkway into the water for your wildlife viewing. There is a post and frame lookout tower that is spectacular to see, if your into wooden structures. There is also a covered pavilion with concrete floor for...More

Thank 16dhitter
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Small park. Nice for a quick stop. Walked out on boardwalk and climbed the lookout tower. Lots of nice lilly pads with beautiful flowers. Turtles and birds. Two "portable type" toilets. Park picnic bench and small parking lot. Pretty wetlands area.

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