Newton 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
Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area is situated in Newton, Illinois. This family-favorite recreational center is located in Jasper County and bears the distinction of being the largest of the three remaining gatherings of the greater prairie chicken. This bird is considered unique for its mating preferences and has become a rare and endangered species. 

Newton Lake, a manmade reservoir, features prominently on the grounds. This body of water feeds the Newton Power Station and provides coal-powered electricity to neighboring towns via the public utility company known as Ameren. Dogs are invited to join their families in enjoying Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife's grounds. However, in keeping with Illinois law, they must be kept leashed at all times. 

There are no dog amenities provided at this state park nor is there an area reserved for dog play. It is unknown if public bathrooms are installed on the premises. It is wise for owners to bring both drinking water and poop bags with them. The state of Illinois places all responsibility for pet waste removal on dog owners. 

Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area is a public recreational area. Entrance to the grounds is provided free of charge to all people and their pooches. There are many interesting outdoor activities for families to enjoy at this beloved state park. 

Among the most popular attractions are hiking, boating, cross-country skiing, equestrian trails, hunting (deer), metal detecting, and mountain biking. The area is also conducive to picnicking though it is not known if any seating is provided on the premises. 

Visitors to Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area must carefully comply with all Illinois legislation. This includes keeping dogs current on vaccinations and registering all dogs for a city dog license. If you're looking to reconnect with nature in a relaxing setting, Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area might just be the place for you! 

Address
3490 E. South Avenue
Newton, IL 62448
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Address
3490 E. South Avenue
Newton, IL 62448
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM