Powerton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
Location: Two (2) miles
southwest of Pekin along Manito Road.
Description: Powerton Lake is
a 1,426 acre cooling reservoir owned by Commonwealth Edison. Approximately
60% is open to waterfowl hunting. The remaining is maintained as a
waterfowl rest area.
Opening to 1:00 P.M.
- Waterfowl hunting will
be allowed on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and State holidays during the
Central Zone duck season. Hunting is closed on Christmas Day.
- Blind sites are
allocated by daily draw, conducted one hour before shooting time at the check
station. Sites not claimed during the draw will be allocated on a first-come
basis until 10:00 A.M. but additional entry into the hunting area will be
prohibited until one hour after shooting time. Blind sites are marked and
numbered signs and hunting is from portable boat blinds secured and anchored
within 10 yards of the appropriate blind site.
- Hunters shall register
as parties for the drawing. Each party drawn shall be allowed to select blind
site in order drawn. Only those hunters registered as a party at the drawing
will be allowed to hunt with their party.
- No more than three (3)
hunters per blind.
- Hunters are to report
back to the check station within one hour after termination of hunt.
- NO goose hunting
prior to or after duck season. NO teal hunting prior to duck
- Boats must be at least
16 feet overall length and have a minimum 60" beam.
- Each hunting party is
required to use at least six (6) decoys which must be picked up immediately
after the hunt.
- Alcoholic beverages are
prohibited on this area.
- Hunters under 16 years
of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- In the event of severe
weather and or safety conditions this area may be temporarily closed.
- Shotguns only, no other
Active habitat management will be occurring throughout the year on the site.
further information contact: Site Superintendent, Spring Lake
State Fish & Wildlife Area, 7982 South Park Road, Manito, Il. 61546.
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