Walnut Point State Park
2331 E. County Rd. 370 N.
Oakland, IL 61943
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
The area has two scenic, tree-lined drives and a 65 acre Nature Preserve. These drives show the visitor the native trees of Illinois: ash, oak, hickory, walnut, locust and sassafras. The drives are especially beautiful in the spring when the redbuds and wildflowers bloom This area includes many mammals such as the gray and fox squirrels, rabbits and raccoons. Turtles, snakes and other reptiles can also be found in the park. Bird watchers will find good viewing here as many different species visit the area. Some of the birds of the area include Scarlet Tanagers, Cedar Waxwings, Orioles and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks. The wood duck has also been seen nesting in the trees.