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Dixon Springs

2018 - 2019 Season


NAME: Dixon Springs State Park

LOCATION: 1.5 miles East of the intersection of state routes 145 and 146. Hunting area is located behind the District Field Office.

DESCRIPTION:  Primarily a recreation site offering swimming, camping & hiking trails. Two parcels offer remote hunting opportunity for archery whitetail hunting. Approximately 265 acres of old field mixed with mature oak and hickory surrounded by U.S.F.S. land.

Total acres: 770   Developed park: 505   Huntable acres: 265

AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES:  Deer    Wild Turkey     Archery Season and limited Youth Firearm

1) Archery season same as statewide season.

2) Limited youth (ages 10 - 15): Deer Fall Firearm Season and Spring Turkey Season.


Campground with electricity & water.
Tent camping.

Sanitary station

Picnic area with fire pads/shelters


  1. All hunters must SIGN IN and OUT and report harvest each day at the registration boxes before leaving the site.
  2. Hunting is first come, first serve with statewide regulations, seasons, hours and bag limits.
  3. Hunting is restricted to only those areas posted as open to hunting (see map).
  4. Portable stands only for deer hunting. No permanent stands, screw in steps or other devices that pierce the bark of trees. Stands must be visibly marked with the hunter's name, address and phone number. Stands may be left unattended from Sept. 1 - Jan. 31. Limit of one tree stand per hunter.
  5. Youth firearm deer and turkey permits must be obtained through the statewide lottery allocation.
  6. Additional regulations will be posted at the designated parking and check-in areas.

For additional information, contact: Site Superintendent, Dixon Springs State Park, 24 Park Rd, 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.