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Mazonia State Fish and Wildlife Area
P.O. Box 126
Braceville, Illinois   60407
Phone: 815-237-0063
Email: dnr.R2parks@illinois.gov
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I go here to fish a lot! Clean and very nice relaxing place to go! Wish you all had a camp site (at least tents and pavilions with grills) All night fishing would be GREAT TOO!!!!

Written by eagle1468  3-Jun-2009

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Mazonia State Fish and Wildlife Area consists of 1,017 acres and is located in Grundy County 3 miles southeast of Braidwood on Illinois Route 53 and Huston Road.
Boating:
Braidwood Lake can become very dangerous. Special precautions should be utilized. A wind warning system is in place by a flagpole located at the Cemetery Boat Ramp and the Kankakee Boat Ramp. The flag system displays predicted weather conditions for that day. Different colored flags will be raised to depict the weather conditions. The lake will be closed with 25 m.p.h. winds.

Boats with a minimum length of 14? are recommended. Motor size is unlimited but a 40 m.p.h. speed limit is strictly enforced.
Fishing and Hunting:
Fishing and hunting are permitted on a seasonal basis and are subject to site regulations. Fishing closes ten days prior to the Central Waterfowl Zone season and reopen at the conclusion of the Upland Game season, or as the ice becomes safe.
History of the Area:
Braidwood Lake, owned by Commonwealth Edison, is a partially perched, cooling lake. Braidwood Lake was constructed in the late 1970s and impounded in 1980-81 with water pumped from the Kankakee River. Several surface mined pits were flooded within the lake, so fisheries management actually began in 1978, before the lake existed. The lake was considered a semi-private area used by employees of Com Ed till the fall of 1981 when the Department of Conservation (now the Department of Natural Resources) acquired a long term lease agreement from Com Ed which allowed for general public access. Braidwood Lake currently is used for fishing, waterfowl hunting, fossil hunting by permit and as a waterfowl refuge.
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