Banner Marsh


This 4,363-acre complex of freshwater marshes, shallow lakes, and deepwater habitat, boasts over 100 individual bodies of water which offer some of Illinois' most sought after fishing. Banner Marsh serves as a major holding area for migrating waterfowl, Osprey, Bald Eagle, and the exotic Mute Swan, as well as many songbirds such as Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, and American Gold-finch. American lotus, a striking native water lily, shows pastel-yellow blooms all summer long, and the distinctive seed heads of cattails fill out by mid-summer.


U.S. Route 24
Canton, IL 61520


40.53741000, -89.86183000
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