Discover this 103 +/-acre estate providing the ultimate multi-purpose property for any outdoor and wildlife enthusiast. Situated along the I&M Canal and Dee Bennet Road-this tract possesses an array of potential. The property has proven to be excellent for recreation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, boating, and swimming.
Waterfowl potential is significant, and the property has been undergoing a transformation to become a waterfowl hunting mecca just add food and it can be expanded with new shallow water ponds. The deer hunting also has strong potential as the area is well known for top of class whitetails.
This 103 +/-acre tract offers a blank canvas for anyone wanting to tailor the property for their own vision. Situated throughout the property you’ll find multiple shallower bodies of water excellent for waterfowl hunting. This parcel has 3 well-built duck blinds strategically placed. The estate also features a large lake that offers excellent fishing opportunities and an open water source for hunting. The lake has excellent water quality. The property is adjacent to Buffalo Rock State Park and the I&M Canal National Heritage Trail.
Buffalo Rock State Park is a 298-acre park that offers bike trails, American bison, hunting, canoeing, cross country skiing, geocaching, hiking trails, baseball field, horseshoe pits, playgrounds and shelter. The I&M Canal National Historic Area borders the property with private access from the property directly onto the I&M Canal Trail. Many activities are allowed on the canal’s 77+ miles of well-maintained trails. The I&M Canal offers may different experiences including boat trips, horseback riding, snowmobiling, biking, hiking, walking, canal towns, dining and much more.
Directly across the road is Starved Rock Yacht Club, Wide Waters Yacht Club and Kayak Starved Rock. Just across the river is Starved Rock State Park, one of the Illinois’ most beautiful destinations and the #1 most visited state park in Illinois. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the park’s 18 canyons featuring vertical walls of moss-covered stone formed by glacial meltwater that slice dramatically through tree-covered sandstone bluffs. More than 13 miles of trails allow access to waterfalls, season run-off or natural springs, sandstone overhangs, and spectacular overlooks. Recreational opportunities abound, from hiking to camping to fishing, boating, or hunting.
Just a few miles further down the road is Matthiessen State Park that offers canyons, streams, prairie, and forest. Visitors can expect to see beautiful rock formations in addition to unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. All of this, along with park and picnic facilities, make Matthiessen State Park a popular choice for an outing.
Contact LandProz agent Jake Hofer at 309-238-7545 to schedule a private property tour and you will immediately understand why this place is so special and will not be available long!
● Located between Dee Bennet Road and the I&M CanalTrail creating a natural barrier to the south and north
● Fantastic fishing for a variety of species
● Strong waterfowl hunting potential with 3 well-built waterfowl hunting blinds
● ATV trail system throughout the property
● Rare find in today’s market: location, location, location!
● One hour from the Chicagoland area and minutes from downtown Ottawa and Utica
● 4,700+/- acres of nearby huntable public land for deer, turkey, waterfowl, and other small game
● 2 Acre Lake Perfect for Waterfowl Hunting And Fishing Quote from Pat:Nicole and I enjoyed our hunting and time at Starved Rock Game and Fish.