Green River State Wildlife Area
Open: Open all year
The Green River State Wildlife Area is a wildlife restoration area popular among hunters, hikers, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. Topography of the 2,565-acre area varies from flat to gently rolling. Swampy slough areas dominate nearly a third of the acreage, but the remaining portions are prairie restorations, open fields, cultivated areas or timberlands. Many of these areas have been specially planted and managed to provide more food and cover for a variety of wildlife species. Native prairie plants are found in many portions of the Green River Area.
Acquired by the State of Illinois in 1940, with the assistance of funding from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, Green River State Wildlife Area is located about six miles northwest of Ohio, Illinois, off Illinois Route 26.
Hunting: Nearly 2,515 of Green River's 2,565 acres are open for hunting. The entire site is huntable, except for a 50 acre restricted area around the site residence. Hunting of pheasant, rabbit, quail, dove, squirrel, crow, fox, raccoon, coyote, turkey, opossum, skunk and deer is allowed. Check with the site manager for specific hunting information.
Check Station: A check station is located on the main entrance road. All hunters are required to check in before hunting and at the end of the hunt to report game taken.
Camping spaces with vehicular access are provided. A sanitary dump station also is available.
A 10-mile equestrian trail is open for public use from April 15 to Oct. 31.
Please: Help keep this area clean and beautiful for all to enjoy. Put all litter in the nearest trash container.
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