Kidd Lake State Natural Area

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Kidd Lake State Natural Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve-18apr14-027.jpg
Part of Kidd Lake Marsh viewed from Fults Hill Prairie
Map showing the location of Kidd Lake State Natural Area
Map showing the location of Kidd Lake State Natural Area
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Kidd Lake State Natural Area
LocationMonroe County, Illinois, U.S.
Nearest cityChester, Illinois
Coordinates38°8′44″N 90°12′26″W / 38.14556°N 90.20722°W / 38.14556; -90.20722Coordinates: 38°8′44″N 90°12′26″W / 38.14556°N 90.20722°W / 38.14556; -90.20722
Area800 acres (324 ha)
EstablishedOctober 1970
Governing bodyIllinois Department of Natural Resources

Kidd Lake State Natural Area is a protected area of Illinois on 800 acres (324 ha) in Monroe County, Illinois, United States, adjacent to the Fults Hill Prairie State Natural Area.[1]

Kidd Lake State Natural Area is an example of the once expansive wetlands of the Mississippi floodplain known as the American Bottoms. The marsh was historically part of an 800-acre (324 ha) lake bed, and was once home to a variety of wetland birds, some now rare in Illinois. It is an important rest stop for migrating waterfowl and continues to provide critical habitat to a diverse range of birds, as well as amphibians and reptiles.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Fults Hill Prairie and Kidd Lake Marsh State Natural Areas". Region IV Office: Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2008-10-12.


  • USGS Map Name: Renault, IL (Map) (MRC: 38090B2 ed.). TopoQuest. § Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve, Illinois. Retrieved 2008-10-12.

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