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Named for beavers whose dam-building formed the lake more than a century ago, Beaver Dam State Park south of Carlinville isn't home to the industrious rodents today. However, white squirrels are seen periodicallly within the park's boundaries. They are not albinos but are just a type of gray squirrel.

Location: PO Box 127A, RR 1, Plainview Illinois 62676 Telephone 217-854-8020

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Carlyle) Eldon Hazlet State Park
(Granite City) Horseshoe Lake State Park
(Grafton) Pere Marquette State Park
(Ramsey) Ramsey Lake State Park
(Rochester) Sangchris Lake State Park
(Carlyle) South Shore State Park

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