Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area
4283 St. Hwy 14
McLeansboro, IL 62859
State Park: Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
The 5,820 acres comprising Ten Mile Creek were purchased in 1988, and approximately one third of the site was strip mined for coal. These areas, all within Jefferson County, have been reclaimed to varying degrees resulting in some areas being returned to flat agriculture land and others to steeply sloped areas with many ponds and lakes. The remainder of the site, which was not mined, is a mixture of fields and forest bisected by small streams.