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Horseshoe Lake--Alexander County

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This 2,400-acre lake with 20 miles of shoreline, located in southern Illinois in Alexander County (as well as a similarly-named lake in Madison County), was formed by a shift in the course of the Mississippi River. The centerpiece of 10,000-acre Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area, the lake is reminiscent of the shallow bayous of Louisiana.

The swampy nature of the lake lends itself to the support of ages-old bald cypress, swamp cottonwood and tupelo gum trees and flowers such as the wild lotus and red buckeye shrubery. In addition, the lake attracts populations of bald eagles and up to 150,000 Canadian geese during their winter migration.

Location: P.O. Box 85, Miller City Illinois 62962 Telephone 618-776-5689

(East Prairie) Dorena-Hickman Riverboat Toll Ferry
(Vienna) Dutchman Lake
(Golconda) Golconda Marina
(Miller City) Horseshoe Lake--Alexander County
(Mermet) Mermet Lake
(Sikeston-Miner) SEMO Kart Race Park

08/17 Coming to The Miller City area
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