Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

Is your dog itching to spend some time in the great outdoors? Then load ‘em up and head over to Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area.  This state park surrounds the 1,100 acre Coffeen Lake. Your doggo will love hanging out by your side in such a beautiful setting!

Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area draws outdoor enthusiasts of all types. With access to the lake, it’s a favorite destination for anglers. Bring your rod and reel and see if you can nab a fish. There are 22 species that swim around in the waters and about 50 miles of shoreline. Largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish are some of the most pupular types. Keep your dog around for good luck. They’ll love a bite of fish dinner! Visitors can also cruise around Coffeen Lake by boat. There are a couple ramps to help you launch your watercraft.

If your pup doesn’t have the patience for fishing, take them for a walk on one of the park’s trails. The land around the lake is chock full of oak and hickory trees. Hop on Oakridge Trail or wander down Ticky Point Trail. On the eastern side of the lake you’ll find Red Ball Trail. Your doggo will be delighted with any of the trails, especially since there is ample opportunity to spot wildlife. Keep your eyes and ears open for muskrats, turtles, white-tailed deer, and coyotes. Local feathered friends include blue herons, red-tailed hawks, black rat snakes, and blue jays.

The main access area has restrooms and picnic facilities and there is also a private campground. Please note that since the Coffeen Power Plant is located on premises, a portion of the park is restricted. So watch for signs and steer clear of that section. Don’t forget to bring some clean up bags and pick up after your pooch. No bones about it, this place will make your pup’s wail wag!

Address
15084 N 4th Avenue
Coffeen, IL 62017
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours
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Address
15084 N 4th Avenue
Coffeen, IL 62017
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours