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Turkey Bayou

Contact Info
Shawnee National Forest
2221 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Phone:
618-687-1731
Basics
Size:
20 acres
Season:
Year round

Description

Anglers must not use more than 2 poles and each pole must not have more than 2 hooks or lures attached while fishing.

Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily creel limit

Largemouth Bass: 15 minimum length.

Forest Service Road 786, a gravel road leading to the lake provides good access.

An unimproved boat launch provides boat access to the Big Muddy River.

Electric motors only.

Relax and enjoy the seclusion of this 20-acre oxbow lake on the Big Muddy River.

Fishing

Fish:
Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
Sunfish

Details

Size:
20 acres
Season:
Year round
Camping Info
A 16 unit developed camping site and picnic area with restrooms is located near the lake.

Amenities

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Travel west from Murphysboro on Route 13 to Route 3, the Great River Road. Head south on Route 3 to Forest Service Route 786 leading to the Oakwood Bottoms Interpretative Site. Continue west on Forest Service Route 786 approximately 6 miles to the lake.


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