Argyle Lake State Park
|Argyle Lake State Park|
|U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Argyle Lake State Park|
|Location||McDonough County, Illinois, USA|
|Nearest city||Colchester, Illinois|
|Area||1,700 acres (690 ha)|
|Governing body||Illinois Department of Natural Resources|
|Location||McDonough County, Illinois|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||93 acres (38 ha)|
|Max. depth||200 ft (61 m)|
|Surface elevation||611 ft (186 m)|
|Settlements||near Cholchester, Illinois|
Argyle Lake State Park is an Illinois state park located in Colchester, Illinois. The 1,700-acre (688 ha) park is home to the 93-acre (38 ha) Argyle Lake and 5 miles (8 km) of hiking trails and wooded campsites.
The land for the state park was purchased by the state in 1948 from local farmers. Argyle Lake, an artificial lake, was later created by damming a nearby water source. The area now occupied by the lake was once the home of "Argyle Hollow," part of the 19th century stagecoach route between Galena and Beardstown. The region was a source of coal, clay and limestone. While many of the brick works, clay and pottery operations have since closed, some limestone quarries in the area are still in operation today.
- "Argyle Lake - State Park". Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 1 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
- USGS. "United States Geological Survey Topographic Map, USGS Colchester (IL) Quad". TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Argyle Lake State Park
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