- 911 acres of mostly
unclaimed stripmining land
- 15 stocked lakes
- Shore access is
limited; shorelines drop off suddenly to deep water
- Rest Rooms (handicapped
- Boat Launching
- Electric trolling
boat motors only
- Canoe Access
Mautino State Fish & Wildlife Area is south of I-80 about 6 miles.
From I-80, take Exit 45, which brings you to Route 40. Go south on Route
40 for 4 miles (crossing the junction of Route 34 & 6) to the town
of Buda. In Buda turn west on Main Street/County Road 1200N (brown directional
signs are located on Route 40). It is 2 miles to the site. Those coming
from the west will be on Route 34 and on the big curve between Neponset
and Sheffield (3 miles southwest of Sheffield), visitors should follow
the site directional signs and go east for 2 miles on County Road 1200N
to the site entrance.
- 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.