Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area

Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area


Location:Cass County in west central Illinois, 25 miles northwest of Springfield off IL 125.
Facilities:84 Class A and AA campsites (all but 19 have electricity), 9 cabins, equestrian campground (51 sites with electricity), primitive camping area, shower building, picnic areas, restrooms, shelters, hiking/jogging trails (3 miles), equestrian trail (26 miles), mountain bike/hiking trail (24 miles).
Activities:Camping, boating, sailing, canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, hunting.
Special Features:At 26 square miles, site is Department of Natural Resource's largest block of property. It is composed of rolling hills with mature forest, agricultural fields, and grasslands, and dissected by Panther and Cox creeks and their tributaries. The area is home to a rich assortment of wildlife, including the Indiana bat, northern harrier, and red-shouldered hawk--all endangered species--and game species such as the white-tailed deer, wild turkey, ring-neck pheasant, and mourning dove.
Address:10149 County Hwy 11
Chandlerville, IL 62627

Phone:217-452-7741
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R4/jepc.htm
Size: 16,550 acres.

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