Dixon Springs

2022-2023 Season


Name: Dixon Springs State Park

Location: 1.5 miles East of the intersection of state routes 145 and 146. Hunting area is located behind the District Field Office.

Description: Dixon Springs SP offers cabins, camping and hiking in the park. The hunting area is approximately 567 acres of old fields mixed with mature oak and hickory forest surrounded by Shawnee National Forest land.

Total acres: 770     Huntable acres: 567

Active habitat management will be occurring throughout the year at this site. 

General Area Regulations:

All hunters must SIGN IN and OUT and report harvest each day at the registration boxes before leaving the site.

Hunting is restricted to only those areas posted as open to hunting (see map).

Additional regulations will be posted at the designated parking and check-in areas.

Species Specific Information:

Deer (Archery/Muzzleloader/Youth)

  1. Statewide regulations
  2. Portable stands only for deer hunting. No permanent stands, screw in steps or other devices that pierce the bark of trees. Stands must be visibly marked with the hunter's name, address and phone number. Stands may be left unattended from Sept. 15 - Jan. 31. Limit of one tree stand per hunter.
  3. It is unlawful to drive deer, or participate in a deer drive, on all Department
  4. owned or managed properties during all deer seasons.
  5. It is unlawful to use or occupy a ground blind during any firearm deer season on public land unless at least 400 square inches of solid vivid blaze orange material is securely attached to the uppermost portion of the blind and a substantial amount of orange is visible for 360 degrees.

Deer (Firearm)

  1. Disabled and site-specific permits available to draw


  1. Not available


  1. Statewide regulations

Turkey (Spring/Fall/Youth)

  1. Spring and youth turkey hunting is available through draw of site-specific permit.
  2. Fall turkey hunting available through statewide regulations.


  1. Statewide regulations
  2. non-toxic shot only


  1. Not available

Furbearer Hunting

  1. Statewide regulations

Furbearer Trapping

  1. Not available

For additional information contact: Site Superintendent, Dixon Springs State Park, 24 Park Rd, Golconda, IL 62938; Phone (618) 949-3304

Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source’s civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.