State Fish and Wildlife Area was purchased with a 75% matching grant
from the USFWS with Pittman-Robertson funding. The 2,264 acre area
is located south of Chester and features scenic
The site is
open for fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding,
and observing wildlife. Squirrel, wild turkey, and deer are the
most common game species. Upland game species such as rabbit and
quail also occur at the site primarily in the open areas. Dove hunting
is provided in large sunflower fields on the area. Hunting for all
species with statewide regulations is permissible at Turkey Bluffs.
- While groups of 25 or
more are welcome and encouraged to use the park's facilities, they are required
to register in advance with the site office to avoid crowding or scheduling
- At least one responsible
adult must accompany each group of 15 minors.
- Pets must be kept on
leashes at all times.
- Actions by nature can
result in closed roads and other facilities. Please call ahead to the park
office before you make your trip.
- We hope you enjoy your
stay. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.
- For more information
on tourism in Illinois, call the Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity,
Bureau of Tourism at 1-800-2Connect.
- Telecommunication Device
for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Natural Resources Information (217) 782-9175
for TDD only Relay Number 800-526-0844.