IL: IDNR Announces Operating Hours For La Salle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

Season opens on March 16th

Marseilles, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today
announced that the La Salle

Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area will open for the 2011 season on
March 16.

Beginning March 16 through March 31, La Salle Lake will be open
Wednesday thru Sunday, 7 a.m.-1

p.m. As in previous years, La Salle Lake will be closed on Mondays
and Tuesdays during this two-

week period.

For the period April 1 through June 30, La Salle Lake will be open
seven days a week, 6 a.m. until

dusk.

From July 1 through August 15, La Salle Lake will be open five days
a week, Wednesday through

Sunday, 6 a.m. until dusk. Hours may be adjusted during this time
period, so visitors should call ahead

to (815) 357-1608 to confirm operating hours.

During the period from August 16 through September 30, La Salle
Lake will be open seven days a week,

6 a.m. to dusk.

For the last two weeks of the season, October 1 through October 15,
La Salle Lake will be open five

days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Visitors to La Salle Lake are reminded that on opening day and
during the first two weeks of the fishing

season, long lines are expected at the site entrance. Visitors are
encouraged to adhere to all rules,

regulations and direction from staff to make this spring season at
LaSalle Lake an enjoyable experience

for all.

Rules and regulations for La Salle Lake can be found on the La
Salle Lake page on the IDNR website

through this link:
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/default.aspx

Information is also available in the 2011 Illinois Fishing
Information Guide at this link:

http://www.ifishillinois.org/pdf/2011fishingguide.pdf

Visitors are also reminded that La Salle Lake is a perched lake and
can become turbulent

during windy or inclement weather. The IDNR encourages all visitors
at La Salle Lake

to be aware of the lake conditions at all times. There is a wind
warning system at LaSalle

Lake. It is located on the tip of the internal dike that extends
from the west shore. When

the light of the wind warning system is flashing, no boats are to
be launched and boats on

the lake should seek shelter.

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