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Argyle Lake State Park

640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
309-776-3422 http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/parks/r1/Argyle.htm

September 2019

Friends of Argyle Lake State Park Lake Exploration Day

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Friends of Argyle Lake State Park Lake Exploration Day Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come join the members of the Friends of Argyle foundation for a day of lake exploration!  Many activities will be offered including lake education activities, fishing, kayaking, and pontoon boat rides.  FOA will provide hot dogs and drinks and loaner fishing poles will be available.  Meet at the lake near the bait shop for this event.  Call the visitor center for…

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October 2019

2019 Paddling Tours of Lake Argyle

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Saturday, October 5th – 10am & 1pm Join us for a morning or afternoon of paddling and enjoying nature on beautiful Lake Argyle.  Kayaks, paddle boards, paddles, and life jackets are being provided by the Friends of Argyle.  Ten adult kayaks, 2 youth kayaks (ages 4-7) and four paddle boards are available, so space is limited to the first 16 people to register for each tour.  Tours are being offered two times each day and each program will be about…

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Fall Colors Nature Hike

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Fall Colors Nature Hike Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. As the breezes become a little brisk and the days begin to shorten, nature begins the process of preparing for the cold winter months ahead.  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy nature and the magnificent colors of autumn throughout the park.  We will meet at the visitor center at 10:00 a.m. and hike 1-2 miles on moderate terrain. General Program Information: Meet at the park visitor center…

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Illinois Bats: Facts and Myths

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Illinois Bats: Facts and Myths Friday, October 18, 2019 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. Join us at Argyle Lake as we learn about our only true flying mammal....BATS!!! Local educator and outdoor enthusiast, Mary McMahon will dispel many myths about bats during this informative and entertaining presentation about these mysterious mammals.  Participants will have the opportunity to listen to nearby bats feeding on flying insects using an echolocation detection device. Many informative handouts will be available.  Meet at the park’s Pioneer shelter…

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*Stargazing at the Park*

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 (No Raindate) 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Join us for three evenings of stargazing with WIU astronomy instructor Tom Van Heuklon and hobby astronomist Larry Knicl.  We will be observing  Jupiter and Saturn (plus Mars and Mercury in June only), with the addition of Neptune and Uranus in the fall; many deep sky objects including star clusters, nebulae, other galaxies; and the varying seasonal constellations. These programs will be held at the park’s Sunset shelter (1st left…

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Atkinson McCord Cemetery Tour

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Atkinson McCord Cemetery Tour Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 10 a.m. - Noon Join park staff for a historical walking tour of the Atkinson/McCord cemetery located on the park’s property.  Participants should be able to walk ½ mile on moderate terrain to access the cemetery. Meet at the park visitor center or at the trap range area. General Program Information: Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated in above program descriptions. All programs…

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November 2019

Woodland Wonders Nature Hike

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Woodland Wonders Nature Hike Saturday, November 16, 2019 10 – 11:30 a.m. Explore the wonders of nature and discuss how wildlife and plants prepare for the cold winter months to come on this morning hike on one of Argyle’s most popular trails.  Hike will begin at 10 a.m. at the visitor center and conclude by noon. General Program Information: Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated in above program descriptions. All programs are…

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December 2019

Winter Woodland Wonders Nature Hike

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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  Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join the site interpreter as we explore the trails of the park in search of the many wonders of winter just waiting to be discovered.  Hike topics may include how animals survive in winter, identifying tracks and other wildlife signs, winter tree ID and the mysteries of snow and snowflakes.  Hike will begin at 10 a.m. at the park visitor center.   General Program Information: Meet at the park visitor…

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