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Peabody River King Wildlife Area

Various strip mine lakes - New Athens

Location Overview

  • Body of Water: Various strip mine lakes
  • Location: New Athens
  • Coordinates: 38.33552989, -89.83735085
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Old Peabody Coal strip mine site that is now a state wildlife and recreation area. About a dozen lakes served by a gravel road. SUP and kayak friendly. Fishing boats restricted to small engines or trolling motors.

  • Launch Point
  • Free Parking
  • Year-Round Bathrooms
  • Boat Ramp
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables

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