Emiquon Refuge was established in 1993 to restore and protect wetland habitats at the confluence of the Illinois and Spoon rivers and help fulfill international obligations contained in various migratory bird treaties and conventions. The first tract was purchased on December 29, 1993. The refuge has since grown to approximately Read more [...]
The lake is 27 acres in size with a 14′ maximum depth. It was the former water supply from the City of Eureka. The shoreline is accessible. There is a concrete boat ramp and only electric motors are permitted.
Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visitors can use the trails to go hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Farmdale provides excellent opportunities for bird watching, wildlife observation and photography. Sections of the Reservoir have been returned to native tall grass prairie, while Read more [...]
From Henry, take Illinois Rout 18 east 4.1 miles to a blacktop road, then turn west and go 0.5 mile. The nature preserve is on the north side of the road. George S. Park Nature Preserve is an 80 acre site, all of which is huntable.
<p>Gobbler’s Knob is a hunting preserve located in Canton IL, in which you can schedule hunts for Pheasant, Quail, and Chuckar. Please schedule a hunt with Don Deuel this season. Don also trains and sells quality bird dogs.</p>
<p>Many Illinois anglers list Rice Lake as one of the best lakes in the area for its large variety of game fish. Fifteen miles of shoreline provide plenty of space, or bring your boat and try your luck offshore. Paved boat ramp is located at site office.</p>
<p>This area is made up of 911 acres of mostly unclaimed stripmining land with 15 stocked lakes of fishing. Shore access is limited in places where the shorelines drop off suddenly to deep water.</p>
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.