Kendall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 54,544. According to Census Bureau statistics released in March 2009, Kendall County's estimated population of 103,460 as of July 2008 made it the fastest growing county in the United States (among counties with a population of 10,000 or greater) between the years 2000 and 2008. Its county seat is Yorkville, Illinois. This county is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area is an Illinois state park on 1,350 acres (5.46 km2) in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. The park was established in the late 1960s and is named for the natural spring within its boundaries. The park has two artificial lakes and the Fox River flows through the northern end of the park. Silver Springs hosts a variety of activities including fishing, hunting, boating and hiking. The park has areas of native prairie restoration, a sledding hill and a seven mile (11 km) equestrian trail. The prairie restoration areas hold many species of plants including lead plant, and purple coneflower.
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IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)