Beaver Dam State Park

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Beaver Dam State Park

Location:West central Illinois, in Macoupin County, 7 miles south of Carlinville.
Facilities:Class A trailer camping area with electricity at each pad and a shower building with flush toilets, a separate tent camping area with nearby restrooms and water, group camping area, rental cabin, picnic area, playground, 4 pavilions, concession stand, boat rentals, boat ramp and docks, 59-acre stocked lake, hiking trails (8 miles), archery range.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), fishing, hiking, archery (broadhead points prohibited), cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing.
Special Features:Although the beaver is virtually gone from this area, the park was named for beaver dams which formed the lake more than a century ago.
Address:14548 Beaver Dam Ln
Plainview, IL 62685

Size: 750 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.

Beaver Dam State Park

Location:34 miles east of Caliente, near the Utah border; go 6 miles north of Caliente on US 93, then 28 miles east on a graded gravel road.
Facilities:33 campsites, group camping area, chemical toilets, picnic areas (at campsites), interpretive trail.
Activities:Camping, fishing (only with artificial lures with single barbless hooks), hiking, nature study.
Special Features:Eastern Nevada's most remote and primitive park features deep canyons, pinyon and juniper forests, a stream, and numerous beaver dams. Park is open year round, weather permitting, but travel is not advised during winter months.
Address:PO Box 985
Caliente, NV 89008

Size: 2,393 acres. Elevation: 5,000 feet.

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The species was considered extirpated from Illinois until it was rediscovered in 1987 on a limestone bluff in Beaver Dam State Park in Jersey County, and it is now on the state list of endangered plant species (Herkert and Ebinger 2002).
Plants were collected in 2005 from Beaver Dam State Park, Humphries Prairie, and Roderick Prairie Nature Preserve, all of which occur within 16 km of each other on glacial till prairies in Macoupin County Illinois (Figure 1).
Beaver Dam State Park is the largest of the Illinois populations with 278 individuals in 2004 (Wells 2006).
Samples from Beaver Dam State Park, Humphries Prairie, and Roderick Nature Preserve were collected on the same day.
The distribution and architecture of exotic and native shrubs were examined along a prairie-forest transition in Beaver Dam state Park in Carlinville, Illinois.