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Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area

19721 N. US 24

Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Peoria on U.S. Route 24 and is protected from the Illinois River by a major levee.Teeming with fish and wildlife, Banner Marsh provides various outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, boating, dog training, picnicking, wildlife observation and photography. Three public access areas lead into Banner Marsh, all of which have parking lots, boat ramps, restrooms and picnic areas.The only type of camping allowed at Banner Marsh is youth group camping. Nnearby Rice Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area has camping facilities available.


Cecil Way

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Beautiful right now with all the water lilies blooming. The fishing is so so but know for a fact there are big ones there you just gotta chase them. Kayaks are the best way I have found to get at them.

Mandi Trumpy

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Great place to fish. You hear big splashes all night. They are open 24 hours so you don't have to leave at a certain time. Boat dock and loading and unloading zone. A nice fishing dock unfortunately with a broken light but you can stick catch tons of like blue gail there all day and night. Portapottys for bathrooms. Overall really fun place to spend your weekends.

Patrick Powers

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Bass and Musky fisherman's place. Bring your Frogs,Senkos,and heavy jigs... Really nice place to go and chill for a day on the water

Valerie Belcher

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Love this place. Took the kids to the shotgun range and they had a blast. I thought this was strictly a shotgun range but we found spent rounds from .22 .223 and .40... Id love to know if these are allowed because I would like to take mine out here to practice a bit...

Lucky Knesal

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Quiet pleasant place to fish. Lentyof trails for shore fishi g

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