Dixon Springs – Rauchfuss Hill State Recreation Area Hunter Fact Sheet

2013 - 2014 Season


NAME:  Rauchfuss Hill State Recreation Area

North of and adjacent to Golconda Marina, on east side of St. Rt. 146, 1 mile north of the 4-way stop in Golconda


Total Acres:  261    Huntable Acres: 70
Water Acres:  Borders  the Ohio River    Timber Acres:  256


Deer-Archery only    Turkey-Archery only 

 Area regulations are posted at the area parking lot. Check with the local CPO or the Dixon Springs Park Office for information on seasons, bag limits, etc. This area is managed as a satellite of Dixon Springs State Park. There are good populations of deer, and wild turkey.  Open only to archery hunting for deer and turkey due to close proximity to Golconda Marina and private residences.

Fishing on the Ohio River and adjacent Lusk Creek, site is directly north of and adjacent to Golconda Marina

Hiking and nature observation


  1. All hunters must sign in and out at the parking area.
  2. Portable stands only for deer hunting. No permanent stands, screw-in steps or other devices that pierce the bark of trees. Stands must be marked with the hunter's name, address and phone number. Stands may be left unattended Sept. 1 - Jan. 31. Only one stand per hunter.
  3. No crow hunting is allowed on the area.
  4. Archery hunting only is allowed for deer and turkey according to statewide seasons, bag limits and shooting hours.
  5. Additional regulations will be posted at the parking lot.

For additional information, contact: Dixon Springs State Park, Rt 2, Golconda, IL 62938; Phone: (618) 949-3304, or District Wildlife Biologist, Rt 2, Box 177B, Golconda, IL 62938; Phone: (618) 949-3476.

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 non- merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217785-0067; TTY 217782-9175 .