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BEAVER LAKE, PEABODY RIVER KING SFWA


Lake Information

County: St. Clair

Acreage: 332

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2021

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

8300

2021

Sauger

Fingerling 1 - 3"

17255

2022

Largemouth Bass

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

8600


Additional information for stocking on Beaver Lake - PRKFWA


Location: Located in southern St. Clair County, about a half mile east of New Athens. Access is available east from New Athens via Old Highway 13 and Darmstadt Road.

Description: Some 1800 acres of the 2000-acre site of Peabody River King were donated to the IDNR by the Peabody Coal Company in 1994. Peabody Coal had mined the area from the late 1950s through the late 1980s, operating its surface mines under a series of mine reclamation measures. As a result, the area contains a varied topography, including more than 20 lakes and ponds totaling 534 acres. All of the water impoundments are a result of the surface mining operations. The Beaver Lake boat ramp allows angler access to several of the site's larger lakes that are connected to Beaver Lake. Mowed bank-fishing access is located adjacent to, and across the lake from the boat ramp.

Contact Information:
Peabody-River King State Fish and Wildlife Area
10981 Conservation Road, Baldwin, IL
618-785-2555
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Eric Ratcliff
(618)931-4217


Multiple day tournaments are listed with * end date.

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2022-2023 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
September-1723633Approved Peabody River King SFWA boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
October-0122976Approved Peabody River King SFWA boat
hook
19Largemouth Bass
NoYes