Big River State Forest

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Big River State Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Big River State Forest
Map showing the location of Big River State Forest
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Sand Ridge State Forest
Location Henderson County, Illinois, USA
Nearest city Keithsburg, Illinois
Coordinates 41°00′37″N 90°54′45″W / 41.01028°N 90.91250°W / 41.01028; -90.91250Coordinates: 41°00′37″N 90°54′45″W / 41.01028°N 90.91250°W / 41.01028; -90.91250
Area 2,900 acres (1,174 ha)
Established 1925
Governing body Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Big River State Forest is a conservation area on 2,900 acres (1,174 ha) in Henderson County, Illinois, United States. The land was first acquired in 1925 as only a 200-acre (81 ha) refuge, but subsequent land purchases raised the total to 2,900 acres (1,200 ha).

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