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Rauchfuss Hill

2015-2016 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 and report harvest at the parking area each day before leaving the site.
  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, 24 Park Road, Golconda, IL 62938; Phone: (618) 949-3304

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, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.