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Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

21204 Promised Land Road, Miller City IL 62962 | 618.776.5689
Southernmost Illinois

Horseshoe Lake is a 10,200-acre State Fish and Wildlife Area with a 2,400 acre shallow lake. The nature area evokes the charm of the Deep South charm of native bald cypress, tupelo gum, swamp cottonwood trees and wild lotus. A portion of the park is used to maintain waterfowl populations and research programs have banded more than 50,000 birds at Horseshoe Lake. It is also a good place to spot bald eagles during the winter months. Three boat ramps allow access to the 4-foot deep lake. Anglers can find bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass throughout the lake. The park offers 38 Class A camping sites with electricity and showers, 40 Class B/E camping sites with electricity only, and 10 Class C sites. Hunting is available in certain areas for waterfowl, deer, and more. Bike along the 5.5 mile limestone road that leads around the edge of the inside of the lake.


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