Iroquois County State Wildlife Area


Many designated picnic areas with tables and grills are located in shady areas and convenient to parking lots. Sanitary facilities are available in most areas. The site has no shelters. Drinking water is available at the area headquarters.


Hikers will enjoy a 3/4-mile long hiking trail and a 1 mile self-guided nature trail, of which 1/3 mile is handicapped accessible. In addition, several miles of unmarked trails wind through wooded and prairie areas, showcasing interesting plant and animal life. To preserve the high-quality of the natural area, only walk-in access is allowed. Carry out all litter and do not remove any natural material.


An archery range is available in the northwest corner of the area.

Hand Trap Range

A designated shotgun-only shooting area is available daily except November and December for those wishing to warm up for the hunting season.

Dog Training

There is a designated area for training or exercising dogs. Training is closed April 1 to August 1 for the protection of breeding wildlife.


Snowmobilers are permitted to use 12 miles of signed trails that follow the fire control lanes and service road from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. when conditions permit.


Hunter Fact Sheet

  • During the permit pheasant season, all hunters must check in and check out, before and after hunting, at the area headquarters.
  • Before and after the permit pheasant season, all hunters must check out at the area headquarters after hunting.
  • Raccoon and opossum may be taken only with a special permit issued by the site.