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Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area

A tranquil setting, flowing rivers and natural prairie land - the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area has it all.  Visitors will delight in the abundance of wildlife, restful picnic areas and variety of sportfishing species. Farmland and woodland, prairie and swamp, still water and shoreline offer unlimited opportunities for nature lovers and sportsmen.  More than 350,000 people annually visit Des Plaines SFWA - an area of more than 5,000 acres, including approximately 200 acres of water.​​​​​​​
Park Information:

Northeastern Illinois

24621 N. River Rd.
Wilmington IL 60481




N: 41.372
W: -88.207

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