One of Illinois’ largest public access areas, Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in central Illinois is a mosaic of mature forest land, agricultural land, grassland and rare hill prairie that is home to a rich assortment of wildlife. The site, including the former Panther Creek Conservation Area, now totals 16,550 acres. “Pretty dark for central Illinois. You can control the lights at the group camp areas. Been going there for years and enjoying the dark skies.”
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