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In recent years, more than 350,000 people annually visit the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area. The area is over 5,000 acres, with approximately 200 acres of water.

Milliken Lake, as well as several ponds and the river backwaters, provide panfish, catfish, and bass fishing.

Pheasant hunting is the most popular choice for sportsmen at Des Plaines, and the largest pheasant hunting facility in the state is located at the site. For variety, however, there are unlimited numbers of deer, rabbit, and dove.

Location: 24621 N. River Rd., Wilmington Illinois 60481 Telephone 815.423.5326

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Ottawa) Buffalo Rock State Park & Effigy Tumili
(Channahon) Channahon State Park
(Wilmington) Des Plaines State Park
(Morris) Gebhard Woods State Park
(Morris) Goose Lake Prarie State Natural Area
(Marseilles) Illini State Park

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