Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  


Illinois Scenic Byways

Illinois Scenic Byways


Illinois River Road Report

Illinois River Road Report


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Woodford State Fish & Wildlife Area
524 Conservation Ln, Low Point, IL 61545



Most of this 2,900 acre site is open water, a back water slough of the Illinois River, making it an ideal resting place for migrating waterfowl. Managed for duck hunting, many of the 3 miles of trails are closed during hunting season. There are picnic and camping facilities. The bottomland forest on the point of land that juts out to the north of the campground is a prime stop over for the spring migration of warblers. Great Blue Herons, Great White Egrets and Green Herons may be seen wading in the shallows. Songbirds and woodpeckers are common, as are Barred Owls, Red-tailed Hawks and Goshawks.

Waterfowl hunting is permitted on two backwater lakes of the Illinois River: Goose Lake; and the upper part of Upper Peoria Lake. Total area: 2,900 acres -- 1,200 acres for waterfowl hunting; 1,200 acres set aside as waterfowl refuge.


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GPS: 40.87938743770, -89.45638712160
Phone: 3098228861



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