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  Mautino - State Fish and Wildlife Area   

   
Northwest Region

16006-875 E. St.
Sheffield, IL 61361
815.454.2328
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Hillside of trees
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  • 911 acres of mostly unclaimed stripmining land
  • 15 stocked lakes for fishing
  • Shore access is limited; shorelines drop off suddenly to deep water
  • Rest Rooms (handicapped accessible)
  • Boating
  • Boat Launching Ramp
  • Electric trolling boat motors only
  • Canoe Access
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunter Fact Sheet

Directions

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 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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