Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake

Waterfront/Riverside ParkNatural Corridor/GreenwayGeological FeatureLandmark


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Located in the American Bottom of Illinois within the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, Horseshoe Lake, a National Natural Landmark, is 2,400 acres in size, and is the second-largest natural lake in Illinois after Lake Michigan. Situated on a low floodplain and a remnant to the Mississippi River meander, this U-shape Oxbow lake is also the host to at least 287 different bird species discovered at this lake, including most of the species found statewide.


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