Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area, IL

Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area, located along nearly 10 miles of scenic Illinois River backwaters, bottomlands and bluffs, lies in the heart of the mallard duck flyway and supports a wide variety of animal, plants outdoors pursuits. With an initial land purchase in 1925, the...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Mar 13 2015   Later Dates

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* A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party. * At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors. * Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only. * Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums. * The maximum length of camping stay is 30 nights in any 30 day period. * Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campground. * All pets must be on a leash: Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly * Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office * We hope you enjoy your stay or event: Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints. *For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 309 246-8351
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Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area Primitive 6
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area Primitive 6
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Overview

Description

Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area, located along nearly 10 miles of scenic Illinois River backwaters, bottomlands and bluffs, lies in the heart of the mallard duck flyway and supports a wide variety of animal, plants outdoors pursuits. With an initial land purchase in 1925, the area has grown to include approximatly 6,000 acres, of which half is land and half water divided into three units.

The Largest of these units is the Marshall Unit consisting of 3,000 acres of the Illinois River and adjacent to route 26. The area headquarters is found here, along with a small campground, boat ramp, fishing channel hunter check station and hiking trails. Terrain varies from ravine-cut bluffs to bottomland lakes, islands and sloughs.

Booking Window
Sun Sep 21 2014 - Fri Mar 13 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Archery
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Driftwood Collecting
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting
  • Kiosk
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Station
  • Restrooms
  • Sunbathing
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
  • Walking
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River/Stream
Within 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Kennel
  • Laundry
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Newspapers
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Skiing - Water
  • Town
  • Water Skiing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Car Rentals
  • Fuel, Boats
  • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
  • Historic Sites
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Motel
  • Playground
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

CANCELLATION POLICY:

CAMPSITES, CABINS:
Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
Primitive $18.00
Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Primitive $18.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Primitive $18.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Primitive $18.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.99472, -89.4325
40°59'41"N, 89°25'57"W

5 miles south of Lacon on Rt 26 From Bloomington take 39 north to rt 17 take 17 west to rt 26 take 26 south From Peoria take rt 74 east to rt 116 take 116 east to rt 26 take 26 north 23 miles Chicago Take take 80 west to 39 take 39 south to rt 17 take 17 west to Lacon take rt 26 south 3 miles;
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
236 State Route 26
Lacon  IL  61540

Phone Number:

Information:  (309) 246 8351
Additional Information