Silver Lake

90 Acres Located at 3035 Highland Park Road

  • Fishing         
  • 5 Pavilions
  • 2 Restrooms
  • Playground
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Archery Range
  • 4.5 mile Hiking Trails
  • Climbing Wall
  • Boat Ramp
  • 18 Hole Disc Golf
  • Waterfowl Hunting
  • Arboretum
  • Gazebo
11/21 Update:  The City of Highland along with the fisheries division of the Illinois Dept of Natural Resources recently drained the fish rearing pond located within Silver Lake Park. Approximately 3000 large mouth bass ranging from 7.5-9” in length were weighed, measured and then deposited into Silver Lake. This fish rearing pond is the result of a partnership with the EPA, IDNR and the City of Highland and was funded through the EPA 319 grant. The pond serves not only as a rearing benefit, but also aids in preventing silt and sediment deposits from entering the lake. The City of Highland is very excited about the many benefits to the Silver Lake fishery while also working to protect its vast natural resources. 

fish pond combined
Silver Lake Additional Rules & Regulations: 

  1. No swimming, wading or water skiing is permitted.
  2. Boaters, hunters, and anglers are responsible for abiding by all state, federal, and city ordinances related to fish, game, and boating.
  3. Fishing is not permitted on or along either side of the Spillway along Route 143.  This area owned and operated by the city, is restricted and signs are posted.
  4. Parking is not permitted along the spillway or in the emergency parking area along the northeast side of the spillway.