Mazonia-Braidwood State Fish and Wildlife Area

Will County's Mazonia-Braidwood SFWA is great for fishing, birdwatching, and even fossil collecting.


About Mazonia-Braidwood State Fish and Wildlife Area

Mazonia is managed primarily for sport fish and waterfowl. Its purpose is to provide a quality sport fishery within the surface-mined lakes through habitat enhancement and supplemental stockings which, in turn, will provide the public quality bank and boat sport fishing opportunities. The site also will provide quality mid-migration and resident waterfowl habitat, including food, water and sanctuary components, and resultant quality waterfowl hunting opportunities. The area also is managed for other resident or migratory game and non-game fish and wildlife species, particularly those listed as threatened or endangered. Although Mazonia features sport fishing and waterfowl hunting, a variety of other outdoor recreational opportunities are provided throughout the year. Upland game hunting, furbearer trapping, limited picnicking, nature study/birding, fossil hunting and water dog training also are available.

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