Marshall 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 pup ready for their next adventure? Then make your way over to Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area. This gorgeous park sprawls across a whopping 6,000 acres! But it’s not all land. About half of this park is made up of various bodies of water. It’s the pawfect place for some furrific exploring!

Since it is so large, Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area is divided into three units. Marshall Unit is the main section. It sits east of the Illinois River and is home to the park's headquarters. Here you will find a boat ramp and pawsome places to fish. The waters are full of bluegill, crappie, bullhead and channel catfish. So cast away! The Marshall Unit also has a small campground. Most importantly, this area has a 3.5 mile hiking trail. Your four legged buddy will be in heaven as they follow this trail and discover the bottomland lakes, islands, sloughs, and bluffs. Sounds puptastic!

The Spring Beach Unit is also worth checking out. It’s half the size of the Marshall Unit, but it has a furrific picnic area. Bring a sandwich along and enjoy a leisurely lunch with your pup. You can also fish or hunt in this unit. Follow the hiking trails through upland forest and river bottom habitats. The Sparland Unit is the smallest of the three. It’s mostly used for waterfowl hunting. If you have a sporting breed, put them to work and flush out some birds. They’ll love the chance to put their skills to the test!

Before leaving home, grab some clean up bags. While you are out and about in the park, be sure to pick up after your beloved pet. Also, have plenty of drinking water on hand, your pal is bound to get thirsty during their visit. This is one place your dog will want to visit again and again!

Address
236 State Rt 26
Lacon, IL 61540
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
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Address
236 State Rt 26
Lacon, IL 61540
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