Local Sports

Fisherman will be able to get back on Clinton Lake starting May 1.


To allow Illinois residents to engage in some outdoor activities, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will reopen select state parks, recreation areas fish and wildlife areas, and trails beginning May 1. Visitors to the reopened sites will be required to comply with social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 best practices.


Anyone visiting DNR sites is asked to continue to maintain social distancing guidelines including maintaining a six-feet distance, visiting alone or with members of your household, visiting parks closest to where you live and avoiding groups in areas of parks your visiting. 


Eagle Creek State Park, Kickapoo State Recreation Area and Wolf Creek State Park are reopening as well in central Illinois. 


The reopened sites will be open daily from sunrise until sunset beginning May 1. Visitors will be allowed to engage in activities such as wildlife observation, hiking, biking, equestrian use, fishing (both from the bank and boats) and mushroom collecting.  Site visitor centers, campgrounds, playgrounds, beaches and concessions will remain closed.  There will be no shelter reservations, interpretive educational programs, or special events until further notice.  


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