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  Green River - State Wildlife Area   

Northwest Region

375 Game Road,
Harmon, IL 61042
Field of sunflowers
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The Green River State Wildlife Area is a wildlife restoration area popular among hunters, hikers, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. Topography of the 2,565-acre area varies from flat to gently rolling. Swampy slough areas dominate nearly a third of the acreage, but the remaining portions are prairie restorations, open fields, cultivated areas or timberlands. Many of these areas are planted and managed to provide more food and cover for wildlife. Native prairie plants are found in many portions of the Green River State Wildlife Area.

Acquired by the state of Illinois in 1940, with the assistance of funding from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, Green River State Wildlife Area is located about 6 miles northwest of Ohio, IL, off IL Rt. 26.


Hunting: The entire 2,565-acre site is huntable, except for a 50 acre restricted area around the site residence. Hunting of pheasant, rabbit, quail, dove, squirrel, crow, fox, raccoon, coyote, turkey, opossum, skunk and deer is allowed. Check with the site office for specific hunting information. 

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River flowing through prairie areaCheck Station: A check station is located on the main entrance road. All hunters are required to check in before hunting and at the end of the hunt to report game taken.

Camping: Camping spaces with vehicular access are provided. A sanitary dump station also is available.

Equestrian Trail: A 10-mile equestrian trail is open for public use from April 15 to Oct. 31.

Please: Help keep this area clean and beautiful for all to enjoy. Put all litter in the nearest trash container.


  • While groups of 25 or more are welcome and encouraged to use the park's facilities, they are required to register in advance with the site office to avoid crowding or scheduling conflicts.
  • At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors.
  • Pets must be kept on leashes at all times.
  • Actions by nature can result in closed roads and other facilities. Please call ahead to the park office before you make your trip.
  • We hope you enjoy your stay. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.
  • For more information on tourism in Illinois, call the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs' Bureau of Tourism at 1-800-2Connect.
  • Telecommunication Device for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Natural Resources Information (217) 782-9175 for TDD only Relay Number 800-526-0844.

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