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West Loop Equestrian Trail is CLOSED September 1st, 2023 - March 31st, 2024. 

Deer Run Equestrian Trails are CLOSED during the following Firearm Deer Season Dates:  November 17-19, 2023; November 30-December 3, 2023; and December 8-10, 2023.

Located minutes southeast of Springfield, Sangchris Lake State Park serves as a perfect home-base for enjoying outdoor activities including fishing, boating, camping, hunting, picnics and family gatherings amid native forests of oak, maple, butternut and persimmon.

The park totals more than 3,000 acres, with 120 miles of shoreline on Sangchris Lake, a power station cooling lake constructed in 1964.

Camping is available near the lakeshore at the Deer Run and Hickory Point campgrounds, with accessible campsites at both locations​.

Sangchris Lake is an angler's paradise, with bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, with easy boat access from the east and western shores, as well as the Strawkas Point launch just off Ill. Rt. 104.

Hunters enjoy waterfowl, dove, deer, squirrel and upland seasons at Sangchris Lake. Hikers can enjoy wildflowers and songbirds along scenic nature trails. For equestrians, there are 20-miles of trails to explore.

Stay up to date on activities at Sangchris Lake State Park with the site's Facebook page at​​​​​​.​​


Park Information:

West Central Illinois

9898 Cascade Rd.






Sangchris Lake site map

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