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Jasper County Recreation

Attractions

Embarras River Bridge

N. Van Buren St., Newton

The Embarras River Bridge is located at the north end of Van Buren Street in Newton. The 1890 structure is one of the few remaining Pratt through truss bridges in the state and was added to The National Register of Historic Places in the spring of 1998 - Jasper County's first.



Jasper County Fair

Newton

June 25th - July 2nd, 2011


618/783-3399

Jasper County Fall Festival

Downtown, Newton

Sept 16 & 17 2011 38th Annual Fall Festival Two-day festival celebrating fall and the small town atmosphere of Jasper County. Food, games, entertainment, live music, lip-sync contest. Location: Newton Square. Saturday parade starts at 10 a.m. Phone: (618) 783-3399


618/783-3399
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Simple Rewards Day Spa & Salon, Inc.

606 W. Jourdan St. (Rt. 33), Newton

Open: Open 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday & Saturdays and evenings by appointment

Massage Therapy; PUSH Therapy; Facial Room Services; Permanent Makeup; Spa Manicures & Pedicures; Full Service Hair Salon; ; Mystic Tan; Sunlight Infrared Sauna; ZumbaŽ Fitness Classes; Mineral Secrets Makeup; Yon-ka Paris Products; Manuka Honey Balm; Blinc Mascara and Eyebrow Mousse; Nioxin; Scruples; John Amico and much more, for the health and well-being of both men and women.


618/783-3SPA (3772)
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Strawberryfest

Downtown, Newton

Held on the Newton Square Two-day festival celebrating strawberries in Jasper County

First weekend in June

  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Fresh Strawberry Shortcake
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Games
  • Family Entertainment
  • Great Food
  • Parade

618/783-3399
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Boating and Fishing

Embarras River - Newton

Newton

Canoeists can enter the Embarras River one block west of Peterson Park.



Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

3490 E. 500th Ave., Newton

Boating, Hiking, 5-mile Mountain Biking trail, Cross Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Trails, Fishing, Hunting

This 2,350-acre fish and wildlife area is home to a variety of wildlife, including the state-protected prairie chicken and river otter. The 1,775-acre lake, known for its healthy population of bass, and its shoreline are perfect for bank and boat fishing, picnicking and hiking. Besides fishing, visitors can boat or swim at the lake. There are more than 22 miles of trails that run along the lake for hiking or equestrian use as well as cross country skiing in the winter months. A five-mile mountain biking trail exists and has received many positive reviews. Hunting, wildlife observation, and picnicking are also popular activities with park visitors.

Newton Lake is a power plant lake fishable year round. Producing both numbers and large bass, the combination has made Newton Lake one of the premier bass fishing destinations in America and our guides know it better than anyone! Because it's a power plant lake, the bass get big in a hurry . An 18 inch size limit ensures plenty of lunkers. The average size bass in this lake is 3 to 5lbs, with occasional 6 to 8lbs being pretty common.


618/783-3478
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Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge

2635 North 250th St., Newton

Offers hunting, fishing, golf and meeting packages, as well as getaway weekend packages. Gas fireplaces, central heating and air, satellite TV, and gourmet meals delivered directly to your table.

Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge is conveniently located just off Newton lake with 2 cabins so you can enjoy your hunt. Some of the nations best Bass Fishing can be found as well as a hunters paradise for all game. Guided and non-guided fishing and hunting packages are available by calling. In the off-season this facility is a Bed & Breakfast. Described as a "Sportsman's paradise" by World Champion Angler Denny Brauer.


618/752-5075
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Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area

13225 E. Illinois Hwy. 33, Newton

Boating, Camping (30 sites, Electric, Restrooms, Phone, Dump Station), Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Picnicking

Surrounded by timberland, this 1,800-acre park is popular with hunters and fishermen. It has a 183-acre lake, 840 huntable acres, picnic areas, a 13-mile equestrian trail, a hiking trail, trailer camping and tent sites. Visitors will enjoy driving or walking through the park at dusk to view the many deer and other wildlife.


618/783-2661
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Golf

Jasper County Golf Club

8817 N 800th St, Newton

Jasper County Golf Club is formerly known as Stone's Throw Golf Course. Is a 9 hole golf course and open to the public. Clubhouse, Cart Rental, Driving Range, Banquet Facility for up to 400. Open Year Round. Call for tee times & available dates.


618/783-3790

Riverside Recreation

709 E. Marion St., Newton

Miniature golf and batting cages


618/783-8080
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Hunting

Illinois Wildlife Connections

13998 N. 1425th St., Newton

All deer and turkey hunts include clean and comfortable accommodations in our new 3400 sq/ft. lodge. The lodge has 7 bedrooms, 5 showers, pool table, mud room, washer and dryer, patio, and more. Guide, stands, transportation, and meals are also included. All meals will be continental style breakfast, soup and sandwich type lunch, and an out of this world gourmet country style dinner, guaranteed to put on a few extra pounds. Airport pickup is available if needed.

More than 5,000 acres for Archery Only Whitetail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkey. A lodge with full amenities await hunters. Their GPS Coordinates N39 .03.297' W088 .06.482'


618/783-3131
618/562-2770
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Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

3490 E. 500th Ave., Newton

Boating, Hiking, 5-mile Mountain Biking trail, Cross Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Trails, Fishing, Hunting

This 2,350-acre fish and wildlife area is home to a variety of wildlife, including the state-protected prairie chicken and river otter. The 1,775-acre lake, known for its healthy population of bass, and its shoreline are perfect for bank and boat fishing, picnicking and hiking. Besides fishing, visitors can boat or swim at the lake. There are more than 22 miles of trails that run along the lake for hiking or equestrian use as well as cross country skiing in the winter months. A five-mile mountain biking trail exists and has received many positive reviews. Hunting, wildlife observation, and picnicking are also popular activities with park visitors.

Newton Lake is a power plant lake fishable year round. Producing both numbers and large bass, the combination has made Newton Lake one of the premier bass fishing destinations in America and our guides know it better than anyone! Because it's a power plant lake, the bass get big in a hurry . An 18 inch size limit ensures plenty of lunkers. The average size bass in this lake is 3 to 5lbs, with occasional 6 to 8lbs being pretty common.


618/783-3478
Website

Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge

2635 North 250th St., Newton

Offers hunting, fishing, golf and meeting packages, as well as getaway weekend packages. Gas fireplaces, central heating and air, satellite TV, and gourmet meals delivered directly to your table.

Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge is conveniently located just off Newton lake with 2 cabins so you can enjoy your hunt. Some of the nations best Bass Fishing can be found as well as a hunters paradise for all game. Guided and non-guided fishing and hunting packages are available by calling. In the off-season this facility is a Bed & Breakfast. Described as a "Sportsman's paradise" by World Champion Angler Denny Brauer.


618/752-5075
Website

Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area

13225 E. Illinois Hwy. 33, Newton

Boating, Camping (30 sites, Electric, Restrooms, Phone, Dump Station), Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Picnicking

Surrounded by timberland, this 1,800-acre park is popular with hunters and fishermen. It has a 183-acre lake, 840 huntable acres, picnic areas, a 13-mile equestrian trail, a hiking trail, trailer camping and tent sites. Visitors will enjoy driving or walking through the park at dusk to view the many deer and other wildlife.


618/783-2661
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Motor Sports



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Movie Theaters

Fairview Drive-In

Rt. 33 East, Newton

Open: Fri., Sat. and Sun., April 1 to Sept. 30

One of the last remaining drive-in theaters in Illinois! First Feature starts at approximately 8:30 pm, Second Feature at approximately 11:25 pm GPS - 39 00.634' W088 04.439'


618/455-3100
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Parks

Peterson Park

701 E. Marion St., Newton

On the northern edge of Newton, the park features tennis and basketball courts, a pool, miniature golf, covered pavilions, batting cages, volleyball, and a playground to name just a few facilities.


618/783-8451
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Spas



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State Parks

Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

3490 E. 500th Ave., Newton

Boating, Hiking, 5-mile Mountain Biking trail, Cross Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Trails, Fishing, Hunting

This 2,350-acre fish and wildlife area is home to a variety of wildlife, including the state-protected prairie chicken and river otter. The 1,775-acre lake, known for its healthy population of bass, and its shoreline are perfect for bank and boat fishing, picnicking and hiking. Besides fishing, visitors can boat or swim at the lake. There are more than 22 miles of trails that run along the lake for hiking or equestrian use as well as cross country skiing in the winter months. A five-mile mountain biking trail exists and has received many positive reviews. Hunting, wildlife observation, and picnicking are also popular activities with park visitors.

Newton Lake is a power plant lake fishable year round. Producing both numbers and large bass, the combination has made Newton Lake one of the premier bass fishing destinations in America and our guides know it better than anyone! Because it's a power plant lake, the bass get big in a hurry . An 18 inch size limit ensures plenty of lunkers. The average size bass in this lake is 3 to 5lbs, with occasional 6 to 8lbs being pretty common.


618/783-3478
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Prairie Ridge State Natural Area

5295 N. 1000th St., Newton

The Illinois Audubon Society's environmental educational area, known as the Robert Ridgway Grassland Nature Preserve, is open daily for wildlife viewing and hiking. This area has been restored to prairie and has a self guided interpretive trail and a wildlife viewing platform over looking a wetland surrounded by native prairie plants.

Located southwest of Newton, this 3,300-acre site is unique in Illinois, dedicated to conserving the rarest members of Illinois's native tall grass prairie and marsh communities. It offers one of the most spectacular viewing opportunities for grassland wildlife in Illinois. The park is home to the largest breeding population of northern harriers and short-eared owls, as well as prairie chickens.


618/783-2685
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Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area

13225 E. Illinois Hwy. 33, Newton

Boating, Camping (30 sites, Electric, Restrooms, Phone, Dump Station), Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Picnicking

Surrounded by timberland, this 1,800-acre park is popular with hunters and fishermen. It has a 183-acre lake, 840 huntable acres, picnic areas, a 13-mile equestrian trail, a hiking trail, trailer camping and tent sites. Visitors will enjoy driving or walking through the park at dusk to view the many deer and other wildlife.


618/783-2661
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Wineries



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