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Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area


category : Nature Preserves
The Woodyard area, named after late state legislator, Harry "Babe" Woodyard, is the county's newest park. Its 1043 acres is home to more than a dozen species of theatened or endangered plants and animals.


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Winter - Daily: 8am-5pm; Summer - Daily: 8am-10pm
Address: 10906 Kickapoo Park Rd.
Phone: 217-442-4915
Our Website:dnr.state.il.us
I-74 exit 215 south on Georgetown Rd.

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Kickapoo State Park

Once a scarred wasteland ravaged by turn-of-the-century strip-mine operations, Kickapoo State State Recreation Area's 2,842 acres now provide an outdoor playground with something to appeal to every member of the family. Twenty two deep water ponds, ranging in size from 0.2 of an acre to 57

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The Woodyard area, named after late state legislator, Harry "Babe" Woodyard, is the county's newest park. Its 1043 acres is h...