Mermet Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Mermet Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area


Location:Southern Illinois, just north of the Ohio River, 0.5 miles southwest of Mermet on US 45.
Facilities:Picnic tables, shelter, pit toilets, trails, 4 boat launch ramps, rental boats, paddles, and life jackets.
Activities:Hunting, boating (10 HP limit), fishing, hiking.
Special Features:Area is an old cypress swamp that has been converted into a waterfowl hunting area, with 30 permanent waterfowl blinds and 2 flooded walk-in areas. The area was developed mainly for duck hunting, but several thousand Canada, blue, and snow geese frequent the area each winter, and the lake is productive for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and most panfish.
Address:1812 Grinnell Rd
Belknap, IL 62908

Phone:618-524-5577
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/MERMET.HTM
Size: 2,630 acres.

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