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Sangchris Lake State Park

2020 Hunting Season Updates:

  1. Hunters will utilize the East Boat Ramp parking lot.  The parking lot is very large and can easily accommodate the number of vehicles we typically get, while still practicing social distancing. 
  2. One member from each hunting party will register and then return to their vehicle. 
  3. The drawing window will be covered with Plexiglas as an added precaution. 
  4. Only two members of the Sangchris Lake Waterfowl will man the check station.  They will be required to wear masks.  No one will be allowed inside the building. 
  5. As hunter's names are pulled from the lottery, they will be contacted via a megaphone. 
  6. The winner will approach the drawing window and be given a harvest card with their choice of blind/stake.
  7. At the conclusion of the hunt, all hunters will deposit harvest cards in locked drop boxes located at the boat launches.


Located minutes southeast of Springfield, Sangchris Lake State Park serves as a perfect home-base for enjoying outdoor activities including fishing, boating, camping, hunting, picnics and family gatherings amid native forests of oak, maple, butternut and persimmon.

The park totals more than 3,000 acres, with 120 miles of shoreline on Sangchris Lake, a power station cooling lake constructed in 1964. 

Camping is available near the lakeshore at the Deer Run and Hickory Point campgrounds, with accessible campsites at both locations​. 

Sangchris Lake is an angler's paradise, with bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, with easy boat access from the east and western shores, as well as the Strawkas Point launch just off Ill. Rt. 104.

Hunters enjoy waterfowl, dove, deer, squirrel and upland seasons at Sangchris Lake.  Hikers can enjoy wildflowers and songbirds along scenic nature trails. For equestrians, there are 20-miles of trails to explore.

Stay up to date on activities at Sangchris Lake State Park with the site's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SangchrisLakeStatePark​​​​​​.​​


Park Information:

West Central Illinois

9898 Cascade Rd.
Rochester IL 62563




N: 39.656
W: -89.487

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