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Argyle Lake State Park

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

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October 2017

Illinois Bats: Facts and Myths

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Illinois Bats: Facts and Myths Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us at Argyle Lake State Park 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…

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Stargazing at the Park

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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*Stargazing at the Park* Friday, July 21, 2017 (No Raindate) 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 (Raindate: 10/28/17) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Join us at Argyle Lake State Park for two evenings of stargazing with WIU astronomy instructor Tom Van Heuklon and hobby astronomist Larry Knicl. We will be observing Jupiter, Mars and Saturn; the Moon; many deep sky objects including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, in addition to several constellations. These programs will be held at the…

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Atkinson McCord Cemetery Tour

October 28 @ 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 28, 2017 – 10 a.m. – Noon Join park staff for a historical walking tour of the Atkinson/McCord cemetery located on the property of Argyle Lake State Park. 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.

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November 2017

Woodland Wonders Nature Hike

November 11 @ 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 11, 2017 10 – 11:30 a.m. Explore the wonders of nature and discuss how wildlife prepares for the cold winter months to come on this morning hike on one of Argyle Lake State Park’s most popular trails. Hike will begin at 10 a.m. at the visitor center and conclude by 11:30 a.m.

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