Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area

Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area


Location:Along the Illinois River near East Peoria, off IL 26.
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites (some with electricity and water), canoe campsites, picnic area with shelters (no drinking water), multi-use trail (3.5 miles), boat ramp.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hiking, hunting, backpacking, cross-country skiing, ice fishing.
Special Features:Park lies along 10 miles of Illinois River backwaters, bottomlands, and bluffs in the heart of the mallard duck flyway. The backwater lakes attract large flights of waterfowl during migration, but only the wood duck remains during summer to nest and raise young. Great blue heron also are found on the backwaters, and during the winter it's possible to see bald eages there.
Address:236 State Rt 26
Lacon, IL 61540

Phone:309-246-8351
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/MARSHALL.HTM
Size: 5,922 acres.

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