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Spring Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

7982 S. Park Rd., Manito, IL 61546


Spring Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area offers outdoor recreational activities.

Located along the Illinois River, the Spring Lake Fish and Wildlife Area is 1,300 acres of outdoor paradise. The two lakes consist of fish native to the Illinois River, including everything from bluegill to muskie. Hikers can enjoy five trails within the park. The Stage Coach Road hiking trail is 2.5 miles long, Deer Run hiking trail is one-half mile long, and the Whispering Pine hiking trail is divided into three separate trails of one-half mile, 1.5 miles, and 2.5 miles. Waterfowl, squirrel and deer archery hunting are allowed at Spring Lake. There are five-day use/picnic areas at Spring Lake. Two of these areas provide shelters. All five areas have picnic tables. A concessionaire, located near the south boat ramp, provides boat rentals. There are also two campsite dedicated to tent campers.


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