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The South Shore State Park is a state park and recreation area in Carlyle, Illinois. It features the Carlyle Lake which is best known for being the largest manmade reservoir in the state at 26,000 acres.

Although relatively small and unusual for being three miles long, the South Shore State Park was created to preserve the natural and cultural resources of the area. It is home to a wide array of wildlife like deer, raccoons, red foxes, squirrels, quail, doves, songbirds, and woodchucks among many others. Also, there are over 200,000 waterfowl specimens that stop at the lake during their migration yearly.

There are also a good amount of recreational opportunities at the South Shore State Park. It include fishing, hunting, picnicking, and boating.
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