des-plaines

Located in Will County, the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area is a peaceful setting with flowing rivers and natural prairie land. Nature lovers and sportsmen will find themselves at home at this park.

The Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area has opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and picnicking along the Kankakee River or under the large shelter on the banks of Milliken Lake. It also has the largest pheasant hunting facility in the state, hand trap and archery ranges, and deer, rabbit, dove and coyote hunting.

An equestrian trail is open from mid-April through October, and the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area is well known for having numerous dog training events throughout the year.

The Illinois Department of Conservation acquired the site in 1948 and established its use as a recreational area. The Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area now consists of more than 5,000 acres, including approximately 200 acres of water and 88 acres for a nature preserve.

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Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area

 

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