Baldwin Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area


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Baldwin Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area


Location:Within the Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife area, near Baldwin, Illinois, off Risdon School Road.
Facilities:Primitive camping areas, picnic facilities, toilets and drinking water, boat ramps, boat docks.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating (50 HP limit), picnicking, waterfowl viewing.
Special Features:Baldwin Lake is a cooling lake owned by the Illinois Power Company and leased to the state for public recreational use. The lake and adjoining lands are designated as a waterfowl and wildlife refuge, with peak populations of 10,000 geese and 20,000 ducks seen in the area during winter. Approximately 200 resident giant Canada geese nest on the lake levees, and, starting in April, broods of goslings begin to appear.
Address:10981 Conservation Rd
Baldwin, IL 62217

Phone:618-785-2555
Web: dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R4/baldwin.htm
Size: 2,018-acre lake.

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