Spring Lake Nature Park

Streator, Illinois


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Jimmie Lansford, Mayor

Scott Wrighton, City Manager

Ed Brozak
William Phelan
Tara Bedei
Brian Crouch

Heather Patterson, Spring Lake Park Webmaster


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Spring Lake Falls (Chris Frandsen)

Located 1.8 miles northwest of Streator, Illinois, scenic Spring Lake Park is 37.2 acres of natural land owned by the City of Streator. The park contains two creeks, a sandstone formation waterfall, a trail system, and flora and fauna typical of central Illinois. The people of Streator invite you to enjoy hiking, bird watching, fishing, horseback riding, dog walking, photography, and the abundance of vegetation and wildlife in the park's varied terrain. The park is home to deer, wild turkeys, beavers, squirrels, snakes, frogs, butterflies and birds of all types. A towering cottonwood tree is arguably one of the largest in the state, well over 200 years old.

Spring Lake Park is 30 minutes or less from Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, Buffalo Rock State Park, and the Illinois Michigan Canal State Trail. It is easily accessible from Interstate 39, Interstate 80, and state routes 18 and 23.

Click here for a Google map to Spring Lake.

We Want to Hear From You!

We'd like to hear about your experiences visiting the park. If you have comments to share or problems we could address, please drop an email to Doug Patterson at dbp44@yahoo.com.

We also invite you to visit the following sites:

City of Streator
Streator Tourism