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  Powerton Lake - State Fish & Wildlife Area   

Northwest Region

7982 S. Park Rd.
Manito, IL 61546

Fisherman on lake at sunset

  • 1,426 Acre lake built on the floodplain of the Illinois River in 1971 by Commonwealth Edison Company as a cooling reservoir for the fossil-fuel power plant
  • Fishing
  • Hunting - Fact Sheet
  • Hours: May 1 - September 30th: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm; October 1 - April 30th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
  • No fishing during waterfowl season.


From the city of Pekin, take Illinois Rte 29 south approximately 1 mile to Manito Rd, turn right (west) and go 2 miles to the site entrance.
If traveling north on IL Rte 29, approximately 1 mile south of Pekin, turn left (west) on Manito Rd and go 2 miles 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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