Gently rolling terrain, lush woods and a beautiful lake make the Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area the perfect spot for a family outing. Located northwest of Johnsonville in Wayne County, this area has something for everyone: fishing, hunting, picnicking, camping and swimming. Visitors may see quail, rabbit, dove, squirrel, deer, muskrat, fox, raccoon, owls, turkey, hawk, woodstock, or beaver as they roam the timber or brushy fields of the park. The highlight of a visit here will be Sam Dale Lake, a beautiful 194 acre lake with eight and a half miles of shoreline to hike around, swim in, or just sit beside and enjoy. In addition, several smaller ponds are home to fish and wildlife.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sam Dale Lake Hiking Trail and Equestrian Trail located in South-central IL. These trails are well maintained with very light traffic. There are three trails in the park; an 8.5 mile Equestrian trail, a 3.5 mile nature trail, and a 4.5 mile out and back hiking trail. The trails are wide and well maintained with a host of wildlife to be seen. It is a nice trail for leasure or day hiking.

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Okay trail if you're already close by, but don't go out of your way to get here.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Nice wide trails. Pine one is more scenic than Fox Run. But Fox run is more challenging.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Nice park located in south central IL. Trails are well maintained with very light traffic. 3 trails consisting of 1 double loop trail, and out and back trail and a longer equestrian trail.

Saturday, September 01, 2012