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All Nature Sites in Canton

  • Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area

    An officially designated “Important Birding Area” (IBA), and purchased in the 1980’s by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this 4,363-acre complex of freshwater marshes, shallow lakes, and deepwater habitat, boasts over 100 individual bodies of water which offer some of Illinois’ most sought after fishing. During hunting seasons Banner Read more [...]

  • Big Creek Park

    Big Creek Park was the first property purchased by the Canton Park District for park development. A scenic drive winds through the park’s gently rolling, oak-hickory-maple forest, an island amid the adjacent urban thoroughfares. Using your car as a birding blind, you can drive the scenic route that winds through Read more [...]

  • Canton Lake

    Located just east of Canton, the 250-acre Canton Lake’s lovely, wooded, 13-mile shoreline has a public campground and boat launch, as well as private residences. Open April 15-October 15, the campground offers full-hookup sites and a restroom/shower facility. A nice sandy beach is conveniently located near the campground. Peoria area Read more [...]

  • Copperas Creek Lock and Dam

    To promote predictable navigation of the Illinois River, the United States and State of Illinois in the 1870s and 1880s constructed locks and dams at Henry, Copperas Creek, LaGrange, and Kampsville. The Copperas Creek Lock and Dam were completed in 1876. The dam raised the river five feet from Copperas Read more [...]

  • Fulton County Camping & Recreation Area

    Located between Lewistown and the community of St. David, the 440-acre Fulton County Camping and Recreation Area includes 150 cumulative acres of surface water spread throughout a myriad of ponds, sloughs, and lakes. The site is managed by Fulton County for recreational use, which includes camping, fishing, and hiking. The Read more [...]

  • Lakeland Park

    Measuring nearly 600 acres in size, Canton’s Lakeland Park is a prime example of the possibilities involved in restoring ecological integrity to strip mining sites. Much of the park’s terrain is tallgrass prairie habitat. In those sections which have been allowed to restore themselves, grassland birds such as meadowlark, sparrows, Read more [...]

  • Rice Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

    An officially designated Important Birding Area, this complex of wetlands is composed of 5,660 acres with shallow floodplain lakes and bottomland forest habitats. Spring and fall shore birds, great flocks of waterfowl, nesting herons and osprey are all frequently seen. The forested areas, with mature stands of American elm, silver Read more [...]

  • Snowman’s Reindeer Farm

    Snowman’s Reindeer Farm is a magical place to learn and interact with Santa’s reindeer and other fun farm animals. Features include covered and heated barns to visit animals, gift shop, snack bar, visitor center, craft area, outdoor games and lots of cute picture spots. Santa visits between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Spoon River College Arboretum

    Nestled along the edge of an old growth oak-hickory forest, Spoon River College lies 4 miles southwest of Canton. It is a public community college and hosts a network of nature trails traversing a 10-acre arboretum. With the Ezra J. Clark outdoor theatre as its centerpiece, Spoon River College Arboretum Read more [...]