Rice Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Peoria on U.S. Route 24, 5 miles more southwest then Banner Marsh. Because of its extensive habitat management program, this Fulton County backwater wetland area is used by thousands of ducks and geese as they move through central Illinois. Due to this Rice lake provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife observation. Fishing is also a favorite pastime at the are with catches of large-mouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead buffalo and carp. Duck hunting and archery deer hunting also provide opportunities for the outdoor sportsman.