The Emiquon Preserve is located near Peoria in Lewistown, Illinois. The Dickson Mounds Museum is located at 10956 North Dickson Mounds Road, and is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Boating, fishing and ice skating is allowed only on the west side of Thompson Lake. Gas powered motors, whether or not in use, are not permitted. Bank fishing is not allowed. Ice fishing is allowed, but gas powered augers are not. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a permit signed by a parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian must be present with the child on the date of the permit signing.
The free permits and a complete list of rules can be picked up at the Dickson Mounds Museum. New permits are required in January of every year for participation. Existing permits will expire on December 31 of each year. A complete set of the rules can be viewed using the link at the bottom of the page.