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Scarlet tanagers, cedar waxwings, orioles, and rose-breasted grosbeaks are among the species seen by birders at Walnut Point State Park. Featuring the 60-acre Walnut Point Lake, a 54-site campground, and seasonal concession operations, the park is 20 miles northeast of Charleston in eastern Illinois and just north of Oakland in Douglas County.

Location: PO Box 250, RR 2, Oakland Illinois 61943 Telephone 217-346-3336

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Findlay) Eagle Creek State Park
(Charleston) Fox Ridge State Park
(Strasburg) Hidden Springs State Park
(Brimfield) Jubilee College State Park
(Oakwood) Kickapoo State Park
(Marshall) Lincoln Trail State Park

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