Heron County Park

Our newest County Park was dedicated May 20, 2006

It’s 80-acres located at the north end of Lake Vermilion
on West Newell Road, Danville, Illinois

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Wetlands at Heron County Park

Why is Heron Park Significant?

  • Wildlife viewing
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Boardwalk at Heron County Park

  • 950-foot floating boardwalk, the second largest boardwalk in Illinois
  • great blue heron

    A Great Blue Heron

    Site of a large Great Blue Heron rookery

  • Bald Eagle and River Otter sightings
  • Sandhill Crane nesting site
  • Wetlands




Special Features

  • Eagle View Tower, timer-framed viewing tower, 8 and 16-foot viewing platforms, ADA accessible
  • Hegeler Shelter
  • Heron Park Nature Trail, one-mile self guided interpretive trail on the north side of park
  • Waterfowl hunting


VCCFoundation Projects
at Heron County Park


Eagle Lookout Observation Tower at Heron County Park

  • 30-foot timber-framed observation tower
  • Walkway accessible to physically disabled