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  Marseilles - State Fish and Wildlife Area   

Northwest Region

2660 E. 2350th Rd.
Marseilles, IL 61341

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10/07/13 - MARSEILLES, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced that the some hunting areas at the Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area will be closed periodically in October and November to allow for military training vital to defending our nation and state.  

Hunters should be alert to the following closure schedule at Marseilles SFWA:

October 7, 8 and 10 – Area B will be closed; Areas A and C will be open
October 14, 15, 16 and 17 – Areas A and C will be closed; Area B will be open
October 24 – Area B will be closed; Areas A and C will be open
November 14 – Area B will be closed; Area A and C will be open
November 18 – Area A and C will be closed; Area B will be open

The Marseilles SFWA is a joint-use area for the IDNR and the Illinois Department of Military Affairs.  In the Memorandum of Understanding that governs the use of the site, either party may use the whole site when necessary. 

The IDNR is honored to partner with the Illinois Department of Military affairs and fully supports important training of our soldiers who defend our state and nation every day.


Marseilles State Fish & Wildlife Area is a 2,550 acre site managed by the IDNR as a Hunting and Habitat management site. The site is jointly used by the Illinois National Guard for training when the hunting seasons are closed.


  • 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 conflicts.
  • 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.

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