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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

July 2019

2019 Paddling Tours of Lake Argyle

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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  Saturday, July 13th – 10am & 1pm Saturday, August 10th – 10am & 1pm Saturday, September 7th – 10am & 1pm 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…

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Illinois

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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  Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Come join the park natural resources coordinator and learn about the many reptiles and amphibians found at the park and across Illinois.  A few live specimens, which may include a nonvenomous snake, a box turtle, and frog(s), will be available for viewing (and optional handling). Children will receive handouts to learn more about these interesting creatures and experience many hands-on activities!  Meet at the park’s Pioneer shelter for this program.…

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Arts in Nature

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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  Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Come join us on the morning of Saturday, June 29th  at the park’s visitor center for a morning of Arts in Nature.  Participants will have the opportunity to try rock painting; Linda Cox from Copperfields Bookstore and the park naturalist will share some fun nature stories as well as lead participants in a fun musical activity.  There will be a campfire to make s’mores at the end of the program…

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August 2019

2019 Paddling Tours of Lake Argyle

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Saturday, August 10th – 10am & 1pm Saturday, September 7th – 10am & 1pm 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. …

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Owls of Illinois

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Owls of Illinois Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Join us for a hootin’ good time and learn about the owls that inhabit Argyle Lake State Park.  Participants will learn about the owl’s many unique hunting adaptations and its diet by dissecting an owl pellet. We will use a recording of various owl calls to encourage the owls to call back to us.  Meet at the park’s Prairieview shelter (2nd right) for this program. General Program Information: Meet…

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*Stargazing at the Park*

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Friday, August 23, 2019 (Raindate: 8/24/19) 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. 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…

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Wildlife Prairie Park’s Amazing Animals Wildlife Program

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Wildlife Prairie Park’s Amazing Animals Wildlife Program Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Come learn about native Illinois wildlife (from all five vertebrate animal groups) as naturalists from Wildlife Prairie Park share some interesting facts about several native Illinois animals that will be brought for viewing.  This program will be held at the park’s Pioneer shelter (2nd left).  For more information about this program, please call the park visitor center/office at (309)776-3422. General Program Information: Meet at the…

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September 2019

2019 Paddling Tours of Lake Argyle

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Saturday, September 7th – 10am & 1pm 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…

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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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