Apple River Canyon-Apple River Canyon Salem/Thompson Units, Hanover Bluff SNA, Rall Woods SNA, Tapley Woods, Winston Tunnel SNA. Areas closed to all but Site-Specific Firearm Deer Hunting Permit Holders on the following dates: October 9, 10, 11; November 19, 20, 21; December 2, 3, 4, 5, 30, 31; January 1, 2, 14, 15, 16 (2022). Area closed until 1 pm to all but site-specific Turkey Hunting Permit Holders: March 26-27, April 2-3, April 11- May 12 (2022). Wards Grove NP: Area closed to all but Site-Specific Firearm Deer Hunting Permit Holders on the following dates: October 9, 10, 11; November 19, 20, 21; December 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 30, 31; January 1, 2, 14, 15, 16 (2022). Witkowsky SFWA: Area closed to all but Site-Specific Firearm Deer Hunting Permit Holders on the following dates: October 9, 10, 11; November 19. 20, 21; December 2, 3, 4, 5, 30, 31: January 1, 2, 14, 15, 16 (2022). Area closed until 1 pm to all but Site-Specific Turkey Hunting Permit Holders: March 26-27, April 2-3, April 11- May 12 (2022).
Anderson Lake - Camping at the South Camp is available but on a limited basis due to flooding.
Argyle Lake - Boat Ramp is inaccessible for the rest of the year due to a construction project.
Castle Rock State Park - will be closed Nov. 19th-21st (first firearm season deer season), Dec. 2nd - 5th (2nd firearm season), Dec. 10th -12th (Muzzleloader season), Dec. 30-Jan. 2nd, and Jan. 14th - 16th (Special CWD season). Canoe camping along the Rock River is open for the summer / fall. Campground closes during high river or wet conditions. Contact the park at 815/732-7329 for current river / campground conditions.
Franklin Creek State Natural Area - will be closed for firearm deer hunting Nov 20-22 (2020), Dec 3-6 (2020), Dec 31 (2020), and Jan 1-3 (2021) and Jan 15-17 (2021). The equestrian trails and campground will close for the season on November 30th.
French Bluff State Natural Area - will be closed for firearm deer hunting Nov 19-21, Dec 2-5, Dec 10-12, Dec 30- Jan 2, and Jan 14-16.
Henderson County –
Henderson Creek Access Area -
Hennepin Canal Closures:
Illini State Park - Sunrise Council, Wildcat Bog, and Ancient Oaks day use areas are closed until further notice. Whitetail campground is closed until further notice.
Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area - will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th, 2020 for the Disabled Outdoor Shotgun Deer Hunt. Additionally, the Johnson-Sauk Trail campground will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 4th to begin setup for the program. Johnson-Saul Trail will re-open to the public Saturday, November 7th.
Kishwaukee River SFWA - will be closed to all but permitted hunters starting Oct. 1.
Lake Le-Aqua-Na - The lake is closed to all activities such as fishing, boating and swimming until the lake reaches normal levels. We do not anticipate this to occur until late fall or early spring based on the current weather conditions. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the site. The park will be closed to all but Site-Specific Firearm Deer Hunting Permit Holders November 19, 20, 21 for youth shotgun hunt. Park will reopen Monday November 22nd. Equestrian area is closed November 15h thru April 15th.
The LaSalle Lake - Open daily, 6:00 a.m. - Sunset. All fishermen must be off the site by closing time each day. There is a wind warning system at LaSalle Lake. Orange windsocks are located on interior dikes throughout the lake. When the windsocks are erect, wind speeds are 14 mph or above and no boats are to be launched; boats on the lake should find calm water and get off the lake when safe to do so. For information and inquiries, please call ILLINI STATE PARK at (815) 275-3340.
Lowden Miller Forest - will be closed Nov. 19th - 21st (first firearm deer season), Dec. 2nd - 5th(2nd firearm deer season), Dec. 30th - Jan. 2nd, and Jan. 14th - 16th (Special CWD season).
Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area -
MSFWA will be closed to all hunting and access January 17, 2020. Reopens for hunting September 1, 2020. Due to the Illinois National Guard's training needs Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area will be closed to hunting Friday, Saturday, and Sundays throughout the months of September and October of each year.
Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area - No stand-by firearm deer hunting allowed in the 2020 season.
Matthiessen State Park - The connecting trail leading from the Equestian Campground to the Vermillion River Area will be closed though Oct. 4th.
Mautino State Fish & Wildlife Area -
Mississippi Palisades State Park - will be closed (except the campground) for firearm deer hunting Nov 19-21, Dec 2-5, Dec 30-Jan 2, and Jan 14-16.
Morrison Rockwood State Park - Equestrian trails and hiking trails are both open. Equestrian trails will close Nov. 1st - April 30th. The entire park will be closed November 19-21 for the first firearm deer season. Permit holders will be contacted by the site. For more information please contact the park office at 815-772-4708.
Pekin Lake – is closed to all vehicle access due to road deterioration, walk-in access is allowed.
Powerton Lake - Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area near Pekin will be closed Tues., Aug. 18 – Tues., Sept. 15 while maintenance repairs are made on the Powerton Lake levee. Powerton Lake is the cooling lake for the NRG Powerton Generating Station and NRG is coordinating the project.
Rice Lake SFWA -
Rock Cut -
Shabbona Lake State Park - Starting Oct. 1st, 2021 the youth camping is moved to the campground for hunting season. Oct. 1 - Jan. 20 annually all hiking trails except Arrowhead and Touch the Earth are closed for hunting season.
Starved Rock - Owl Canyon Overlook, Beehive Overlook, Tonti Canyon Bridge, Tonti Canyon are closed.