Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area is a wild parcel of land that spans over 1,000 acres. Hutson Creek cuts through the center of the park. On one side of the creek your pup will find gently rolling hills. The other side is a bit steeper with the terrain even forming a bluff. Regardless of where they wander, your pup will love being in this puptacular wildlife area!
Since almost all of the property is open to hunting, it’s
easy to see why this furrific park is a well established hunting and fishing
destination. Sportsmen can test their
patience and skill by pursuing animals like squirrels, turkey, rabbits, and
deer. Check in with the office for hunting regulations and restrictions. If your pooch is of the sporting breed, put their natural born skills to use. They’ll be in heaven! Anglers can try their luck in one of the
nine ponds found in the area. Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, and channel
catfish all lurk beneath the waters.
If your doggo isn’t interested in hunting or fishing,
meander along the trails and let them explore the park. More than five miles of
trails wind through the forest and across the hilly landscape. Be sure to check
out the designated natural area on the northeast side of the park. This
bottomland forest habitat is home to various ferns, wildflowers, and trees. It
may be tempting to take a flower home to remember your visit by, but this area is
protected and nothing should be disturbed.
Help your furry friend stay well-hydrated by bringing plenty
of drinking water from home. And since complimentary poop bags are not
supplied, carry a few of these along as well. Is your pup looking to reconnect
with nature in a great Illinois park? Plan a trip to Crawford County