Wolf Creek State Park

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Wolf Creek State Park
Map showing the location of Wolf Creek State Park
Map showing the location of Wolf Creek State Park
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Wolf Creek State Park
Location Shelby County, Illinois, USA
Nearest city Windsor, Illinois
Coordinates 39°28′45″N 88°41′15″W / 39.47917°N 88.68750°W / 39.47917; -88.68750Coordinates: 39°28′45″N 88°41′15″W / 39.47917°N 88.68750°W / 39.47917; -88.68750
Area 25,300 acres (10,200 ha)
Established 1968
Governing body Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Wolf Creek State Park is an Illinois state park on 25,300 acres (10,200 ha) in Shelby County, Illinois, United States.

2009 reopening[edit]

Wolf Creek State Park is located on the east side of Lake Shelbyville. It has 304 Class A campsites with restrooms and showers, electricity and picnic tables. There are also two family tent camping areas, an organized group camp, and an equestrian campground. There is also one cabin available for rent.

2008 closing[edit]

Wolf Creek State Park was one of eleven state parks slated to close indefinitely on November 1, 2008 due to budget cuts by then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.[1] After delay, which restored funding for some of the parks, a proposal to close seven state parks and a dozen state historic sites, including Wolf Creek State Park, went ahead on November 30, 2008.[2] After the impeachment of Illinois Governor Blagojevich, new governor Pat Quinn reopened the closed state parks in February.[3] In March 2009 Quinn announced he is committed to reopening the state historic sites by June 30, 2009.[4]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dempsey, Pam G. "Governor closing 24 state sites, including Kickapoo State Park", The News Gazette (Champaign, Illinois), August 29, 2008, accessed August 31, 2008.
  2. ^ Garcia, Monique and Gregory, Ted. "State park closings a tough pill for some to swallow", Chicago Tribune, November 29, 2008, accessed April 12, 2009.
  3. ^ "Governor Quinn calls on IDNR to Reopen State Parks", (Press release), Illinois Department of Natural Resources, February 26, 2009, accessed April 12, 2009.
  4. ^ "Quinn To Reopen State Parks And Historic Sites Closed By Blagojevich", The Associated Press, via Huffington Post, March 25, 2009, accessed April 12, 2009.

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