Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area

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Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area


Location:In southeastern Jefferson County and western sections of Hamilton County, with access via rural roads leading from IL 142 and IL 14.
Facilities:Archery range, hand trap range (shotgun use only), rifle range.
Activities:Fishing (fish size and catch limits; boats 10 HP motor limit), hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, hiking, target shooting.
Special Features:About one-third of the land that is now part of Ten Mile Creek was once strip-mined. Since 1988 when the land was purchased, the site been reclaimed to varying degrees, with some areas being returned to flat agriculture land and others to steeply sloped areas interspersed with ponds and lakes. The remainder of the site, which was not mined, is a mixture of fields and forest bisected by small streams.
Address:RR 1, Box 179
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Phone:618-643-2862
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/TEN.HTM
Size: 5,824 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.