2021 Waterfowl Guidelines: A daily drawing will be held for both permit and stand by hunters Wednesday - Sunday. The drawing is held at 5:00 a.m. You MUST be signed in prior to the drawing time to be eligible. Hunters are responsible for their own transportation to and from the blind. Only ONE vehicle allowed per blind. Hunting ends at 12:00 p.m. Gates close at 12:30 p.m. Hunters MUST report their harvest at the end of their hunt. Cards and further instructions will be provided at the site.
Alternate Phone Number: 618-776-5265
As you explore the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area, you may be reminded of the Deep South. The charm of bald cypress, tupelo gum, swamp cottonwood trees and wild lotus makes the recreational activities at the site even more enjoyable.
Located in Alexander County just east of Illinois Route 3, 7 miles north of Cairo, the 10,200 acre area includes a 2,400 acre shallow lake. In addition to taking in the beauty of the natural features of the area, visitors enjoy picnicking, camping, boating, fishing and hunting.
While groups of 25 or more are welcome and encouraged to use the park's facilities, they are required to register in advance with the site office to avoid crowding or scheduling conflicts.
At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors.
Pets must be kept on leashes at all times.
Actions by nature can result in closed roads and other facilities. Please call ahead to the park office before you make your trip.
We hope you enjoy your stay. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.