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Weinberg King State Park

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Nearest city  Augusta, Illinois
Phone  +1 217-392-2345
Area  3.124 km²
Established  May 1968
Weinberg-King State Park
Location  Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
Governing body  Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Address  IL-101, Augusta, IL 62311, USA
Management  Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Similar  Edward R Madigan State Fish, Delabar State Park, Middle Fork State Fish and, Crawford County State Fish, Union County State Fish

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Weinberg-King State Park is an Illinois state park on 772 acres (312 ha) in Schuyler County, Illinois, United States. It is located near Augusta, Illinois.

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Geology and historyEdit

Weinberg-King State Park is located on the western edge of a large plain of glacial till left behind by the ice sheets of the Illinois Glaciation, which spanned from 300,000 to 125,000 years before the present. Because the park is at the edge of the till plain, the park's streams, especially Williams Creek, have eroded down through the till to a bed of Pennsylvanian sandstone.

The park is based on a 500 acres (200 ha) parcel of open space formerly owned by the Weinberg-King family, who donated the land to the state of Illinois in 1968.

TodayEdit

The park is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Ponds in the park have many beautiful creatures such as bass, bluegill, and catfish. There are nearly 30 miles of trails maintained within the park. The park offers resources for upland game and bird hunting, including squirrels, doves, quail, rabbits, woodcock, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey.

Illinois Route 101 passes through the park.

References

Weinberg-King State Park Wikipedia


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