The Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area spans more than 24,000 acres and 75 miles along two major rivers. Primarily made up of wetlands, it is a great place to view migrating waterfowl. Boating is allowed along both the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and backwater lakes provide shelter and peaceful beauty for small boat operators. Fishing is also allowed, but may be restricted during waterfowl season. Backwater areas like Pohlman’s slough and Gilead slough offer angling opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and more. Hunting is available in area for waterfowl, deer, turkey, and more. Please see the website for full details and Hunter Fact Sheet.