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Walnut Point State Park Lake
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WALNUT POINT STATE PARK LAKE
WALNUT POINT STATE PARK LAKE
Although Walnut Point has numerous, developed recreational facilities, it still maintains many of its original natural features and attributes. Ash, oak, hickory, maple, walnut, locust and sassafras trees dominate the park's extensive wooded acres. The park features two winding and scenic tree-lined drives for motor vehicles. The roadsides are especially beautiful in the Spring when the redbuds and wildflowers bloom, while fall foliage colors are varied and spectacular. In addition, the park is home to a prairie restoration plot and a 65-acre nature preserve, Upper Embarras Woods.
History of the Area
Walnut Point was named for Douglas County's first pioneer settlement. No longer in existence, the community was established in the 1830's about 2 miles from the park site. The park opened in 1968 and is managed by the Department of Natural Resources.


Location
Walnut Point State Park Lake is located near Charleston, Mattoon and Paris


Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 28 our favorite campground!
we stayed for 5 days in sept. 2010 and loved every minute of it! everything was quiet and well organized. we are planning to return for a week this summer!
January 30 very clean and quiet
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