Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area Article

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Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Map showing the location of Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Location Jasper County, Illinois, U.S.
Nearest city Newton, Illinois
Coordinates 38°54′46″N 88°18′20″W / 38.91278°N 88.30556°W / 38.91278; -88.30556
NEWTON LAKE STATE FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA Latitude and Longitude:

38°54′46″N 88°18′20″W / 38.91278°N 88.30556°W / 38.91278; -88.30556
Area1,775 acres (718 ha)
Established1979
Governing body Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area is an Illinois state park on 1,775 acres (718 ha) in Jasper County, Illinois, United States. The park's grasslands are home to the largest of the three remaining greater prairie chicken flocks in Illinois.

The park centers on Newton Lake, an artificial reservoir constructed to provide cooling water for the Newton Power Station, a coal-fired electricity-generating power plant operated by Ameren, a public utility holding company.

References

  • "Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area". Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  • USGS. "Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, USGS Latona (IL) Quad". TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-07-05.