Horseshoe Lake State Park Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
NAME: Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
Total Acres: 11, 692 Water Acres: 2,400 Huntable Acres: 4,190
Timber Acres: 4,995 Open, Cultivated, or Fallow Land Acres: 3,250
This area is located in the Lower Mississippi River Bottomlands Division of lllinois. The topography is flat with shallow sloughs. Horseshoe Lake, noted for its large stands of bald cypress, tupelo gum, and swamp cottonwood, is reminiscent of the deep south. This 2,400 acre body of water has a maximum depth of six feet.
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES:
Canada Geese Squirrels Ducks Doves
This area is managed primarily for waterfowl. Many species of waterfowl stop here during the annual spring and fall migrations. White-tailed deer, bald eagles, and many other forms of wildlife are commonly observed by visitors to the area. A portion of the Public Hunting Area is managed primarily for duck hunting. The Controlled Duck Hunting area is operated on a permit basis with $10 permits being issued from the Springfield office upon application by interested hunters. Blinds will be assigned by a daily drawing and hunters will be transported to the blinds via trucks. A total of 20 blinds can accommodate 40 hunters each day. Check with the Area Headquarters or the local Conservation Police Officer for seasons, bag limits, etc.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE:
Fishing (six launching ramps); Camping (electricity , water, pit toilets, shower building); Picnicking (four areas; one has playground)
For further information, contact the Site Superintendent, Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area, Box 85, Miller City , IL 62962, Phone (618)776-5689 .
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; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.