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Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area, IL

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Oct 15 2014   Later Dates
 

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.

Services & 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
Alerts and Important Information
* 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

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