Fort Massac State Park Hunter Fact Sheet

2013 - 2014 Season


NAME: Fort Massac State Park

LOCATION: Metropolis, Illinois, in Massac County


Total Acres: 1450   Huntable Acres: 984

Open Land Acres: 115   Timber Acres: 520

The hunting area lies in two parcels, just east of Metropolis. Located along the Ohio River, these mature hardwood forests have legume-grain plots and old fields for wildlife.


Squirrel     Deer     Rabbit    Quail     Dove     Woodcock     Turkey

This area has a very good population of squirrel and deer. Hunter harvest figures indicate a steady rise in hunter use.


  1. Hunting is restricted to areas posted as open to hunting.
  2. All hunters must register on the windshield program before hunting.
  3. One portable deer stand (tagged w/name and address) per hunter may be left over night during the deer season.
  4. All hunting is limited to shotgun or bow and arrow.
  5. Firearm hunting is by special permit from the Springfield permit office only.
  6. A special youth turkey hunt (hunters under the age of 16) is annually held during the spring turkey season. Application through the regular lottery process is required.
  7. Special caution should be used when hunting by the bike trail which runs through the hunting area. Guns bust be unloaded while crossing the trail.

For further information, contact: Site Superintendent, Fort Massac State Park, 1308 East 5th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960; Phone: (618) 524-4712, or District Wildlife Biologist, Rt 2, Box 177B, Golconda, IL 62938; Phone: (618) 949-3476.

Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the US 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, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175