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Rockton Bog State Natural Area

Site Contact Info

  • Office phone: 815-885-3311
  • Office address: c/o Rock Cut SP, 7318 Harlem Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111  
  • Site coordinates: 42.49434 -89.09915
  • County: Winnebago
  • Site Superintendent
  • District Wildlife Biologist
  • Conservation Police: 815-985-1625

Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 156
  • Habitat: The natural area is a mixture of sedge meadow, prairie, shrub, and open sand forest communities.
  • This site is owned and managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Management activities on this site may occur throughout the year, including the hunting seasons
  • Digital Map
  • Printable Map

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.
  • Only archery deer hunting permitted at Rockton Bog NA
  • Ground fires not allowed
  • Species-specific rules:


  • Firearm deer hunting not permitted
  • Archery
    • Archery hunting is allowed during the firearm deer hunting seasons, but blaze orange must be worn while hunting.
    • Hunting must be with a legal archery equipment.
    • Only one non-piercing, portable tree stand is allowed per hunter. Stands and climbing devices must be removed at end of each day.


  • Turkey hunting not permitted


  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted


  • Squirrels
    • Squirrel hunting not permitted
  • Rabbits
    • Rabbit hunting not permitted

Upland Birds

  • Upland bird hunting not permitted


  • Trapping
    • Furbearer trapping not permitted
  • Hunting
    • Furbearer hunting not permitted


  • None