Beall Woods State Park Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Location: 6 miles south of Mt. Carmel; along the Wabash River
Description: Beall Woods contains one of the oldest dedicated nature preserves in Illinois. Under the National Natural Landmark system, it is known as "Forest of the Wabash." The great size and height of the trees is awe-inspiring. The forest contains a great variety of trees, with eleven types of oaks and six types of hickory. The only open land, toward the southwest, is mowed for campgrounds and day-use. The lake lays east of the campground. The park office and hunter check station is on the west boundary.
Total Acres: 630
Huntable Acres: 516 Water Acres: 14 Nature Preserve: 310 Timber Acres: 530
Legal Game Species: Deer (Archery Only)
Other Facilities Available: Approximately 310 acres on the east side of this area have been declared a Nature Preserve by IDNR. Beall Woods is the biggest and best remaining example of the immense forests which occurred along the Wabash. Unique features include upland and bottomland forest and riverine communities once typical of the bottomland section of the Wabash Border Natural Division. A visitors' center, located in the center of the park, offers exhibits and educational displays explaining the natural history of the area. Fishing and boating (electric trolling motors only), picnic areas; hiking trails and camping are also available.
Area Regulations: This site is open to archery deer hunting . No other game may be taken. Hunting is permitted in those areas posted as open to hunting. Restricted areas are marked by signs.
For further information, contact Site Superintendent, Beall Woods State Park, 9285 Beall Woods Avenue, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863, phone: 618/298-2442; or, District Wildlife Biologist, P.O. Box 313, Olney, IL 62450, phone: 618/393-6732.
Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion or other nonmerit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source’s civil rights office and/or the Equal Opportunity Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067, TTY 217/782-9175