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

Has your furry friend been begging for some time in the great outdoors? Make their dreams come true with a trip to Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area. This gorgeous pawperty holds the 1,775 acre Newton Lake and has 540 acres of shoreline and conservation area. Needless to say, your pupster will have plenty of room to roam!

With such a large lake, it should be no surprise that this woofderful park is a pupular fishing and boating destination. If you have your own watercraft, use the two lane boat launch to get your vessel into the water then disembark on a lovely float around the lake. Furtunately for anglers, Newton Lake is stocked with bass. So whether you are fishing from the shore or from your boat, your chances of having a fish dinner are pretty great.

Your doggo will be happy to know there are 22 miles of trails at Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area. So lace up your boots and get hiking! Explore the puptastic shoreline with your four legged hiker by your side. Access to the trails can be found at the North Access barking lot. Some of the trails are for mountain bikes and some allow horseback riders. Check the signs and help your pupster yield to oncoming traffic, whatever it may be. And don’t forget to carry some clean up bags and pick up after your pooch.

While there are no camping facilities at Newton Lake, you will find some picnic shelters, so bring along a sandwich for you and some biscuits for your dog and enjoy a beautiful outdoor lunch. Make sure to have water to share too! Fun fact- one of the last remaining prairie chicken flocks calls this place home. If you happen to come across these feathered friends, make sure your doggo doesn’t chase them!  

Address
3490 E. South Avenue
Newton, IL 62448
Hours
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Address
3490 E. South Avenue
Newton, IL 62448
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset