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Illinois State Parks

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Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area
Cardinal ©
Small Boy Fishing ©
Gone fishin.
16006-875 E. St.
Sheffield, Illinois   61361

Phone: 815-454-2328
# 911 acres of mostly unclaimed strip mining land

# 15 stocked lakes for fishing

# Shore access is limited; shorelines drop off suddenly to deep water

# Rest Rooms (handicapped accessible)

# Boating

# Boat Launching Ramp

# Electric trolling boat motors only

# Canoe Access

# Fishing

# Hiking

Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area is located near Kewanee, Princeton

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 18 Awesome fishing by Savetheparks001
These small but very deep lakes have some seriously big fish in them. Great for canoe fishing. very remote feeling and easy to access . come during the week and you will likely have the entire place to yourself. The crew that maintains this area does a great job despite the horrific lack of respect and funding for nature the state of Illinois has. The place is run down and often used as a garbage dump by some visitors but still worth a visit.
March 22 good place to visit. needs work to acces by Walnut dude.
i cought my largest bass in 10 years here. the place needs lots of work, but i guess we will have to wait untill the state can pay its bills.
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Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
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Cottages and Cabins
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35.3 miles from park*
Nearby Hotels

Mautino State Fish & Wildlife Area is south of I-80 about 6 miles. From I-80, take Exit 45, which brings you to Route 40. Go south on Route 40 for 4 miles (crossing the junction of Route 34 & 6) to the town of Buda. In Buda turn west on Main Street/County Road 1200N (brown directional signs are located on Route 40). It is 2 miles to the site. Those coming from the west will be on Route 34 and on the big curve between Neponset and Sheffield (3 miles southwest of Sheffield), visitors should follow the site directional signs and go east for 2 miles on County Road 1200N to the site entrance.


Illinois State Parks