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  Sanganois - State Fish & Wildlife Area   

   
West-Central Region

3594 CR 200 N.
Chandlerville, IL 62627
309.546.2628
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Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife Area is at the junction of the Sangamon and Illinois rivers in southwestern Mason County, northwestern Cass County and a small portion in Schuyler County. Sanganois is one of the few state-owned refuges and public hunting areas along the Illinois River.

Hunting

The check station and major access area is located 8 miles northwest of Chandlerville off Rt. 78. An access road and boat ramp is located 1.5 miles northeast of Browning off Rt. 100. Public access is largely by boat.  Hunter Fact Sheet

History

Prior to state acquisition, the lands and waters within Sanganois were owned and operated as private duck clubs. The largest, and the one which the area derives its name, was the Sanganois Gun Club. This club contained 2,700 acres and was purchased in 1948. Other purchases were made in 1957, 1964 and 1970 to bring the total acreage to 10,360, including approximately 1,700 acres of water. The remaining 8,660 acres are comprised of bottomland timber and cropland (650 acres).

Natural Features

Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife Area is a bottomland environment comprised of sloughs, backwater lakes, timbered ponds and bottomland timber comprised of willow, maple and cottonwood. Both the Illinois and Sangamon rivers contribute to the ecology of the area.

  • 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 Economic Opportunity, 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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