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All Nature & Outdoor Recreation in Lacon

  • Babb Slough

    All fishing is done on the Illinois River and its backwater. Bluegill, crappie, bullhead and channel catfish are the most frequently caught fish. More experienced anglers can catch largemouth bass.

  • Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area

    Initiated in 1925, the Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area presently includes about 6,000 acres spread over 3 different units along 10 miles of Illinois River shoreline. All three sites are worth a stop if touring the river for spring and fall migrations of waterfowl or shorebirds and wintering eagles. Read more [...]

  • Woodford State Fish & Wildlife Area

    Most of this 2,900 acre site is open water, a back water slough of the Illinois River, making it an ideal resting place for migrating waterfowl. Managed for duck hunting, many of the 3 miles of trails are closed during hunting season. There are picnic and camping facilities. The bottomland Read more [...]