Acre lake built on the floodplain of the Illinois River in 1971 by
Commonwealth Edison Company as a cooling reservoir for the fossil-fuel
- Hunting - Fact
- 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
- 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.