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Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

3490 East 500th Avenue, Newton, IL 62448


22 miles of hiking, cross-country skiing, and horse trails; five mile bike trail, waterfowl hunting, archery, turkey hunting

In 1979, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources signed a lease with Central Illinois Public Service Company which designated the 1,775-acre Newton Lake and 540 acres of shoreline as a day use conservation area. By agreement, recreational activities at Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area consist of fishing, picnicking, trail use and deer hunting.

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