Glen O Jones Lake – Equiality, Illinois

Glen O. Jones Lake, Equiality, Illinois has a maximum depth of 35 feet and a shoreline of 2.7 miles, and hiking trails.

The lake contains a variety of fish including largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, crappie and channel catfish. There are two launching ramps as well as two docks, and boat rentals are available. The motor limit is 10 hp.

There is a large camping area for both tents and trailers. A trailer disposal is available, but electricity is not available. Campers must obtain a camping permit from site personnel when they arrive at the area.

Four hiking trails are designated – Lake, Cave Hill, River, and Wildlife Nature Trail. The total length is nine miles. The site has several miles of horse trails and a separate campground for riders and their horses is available.

Directions

To reach Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area, take Rt. 13 East from Harrisburg, turn right onto Rt 142, travel 1 mile, turn right, drive 5 miles to the Park entrance. From Eldorado, go south on Rt. 142 approximately 7 miles, turn right just past the Saline County State Fish & Wildlife sign and travel 5 miles to the park. From the Ohio River bridge at Shawneetown, travel west on Rt. 13 to Rt. 142, turn left, drive 1 mile and turn right again just past the park sign and drive 5 miles on the blacktop to the park.

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.

Information: 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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