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 are planted and managed to provide
more food and cover for wildlife. Native prairie
plants are found in many portions of the Green River State Wildlife 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 6 miles northwest of Ohio, IL, off IL Rt. 26.
2,565-acre 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 office for specific hunting information.
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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.
Trail: A 10-mile equestrian trail is open for public
use from April 15 to Oct. 31.
Help keep this area clean and beautiful for all to enjoy. Put all litter
in the nearest trash container.
- 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 Commerce and Community
Affairs' 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.