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Beall Woods State Park

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 516
  • Habitat: Beall Woods is the biggest and best remaining example of the immense forests which occurred along the Wabash. Unique features include upland and bottomland forest and riverine communities once typical of the bottomland section of the Wabash Border Natural Division.
Photo of bottomland forest at Coffee Creek in Beall Woods State Park in Illinois before the leaves have come out on the trees.
Photo of the lake at Beall Woods State Park in Illinois.
Photo of upland forest during the fall after the leaves have fallen at Beall Woods State Park in Illinois.
Photo of deciduous trees in the upland forest at Beall Woods State Park outside of the nature preserve.

Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Site requires use of windshield card, displayed on vehicle dashboard, to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunters may leave stands unattended from Sept 15 – Jan 31. Stands must be legibly labeled with hunter’s name, address and telephone number.
  • Species-specific rules:


  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations
    • Blaze orange apparel is required during firearm season even though firearm deer hunting is not permitted at site.


  • No turkey hunting permitted.


  • No waterfowl hunting permitted.


  • No squirrel hunting permitted.
  • No rabbit hunting permitted.

Upland Birds

  • No upland bird hunting permitted.


  • No furbearer hunting or trapping permitted.