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(20 ILCS 840/) State Parks Designation Act.

20 ILCS 840/0.01

    (20 ILCS 840/0.01) (from Ch. 105, par. 468f.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the State Parks Designation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

20 ILCS 840/1

    (20 ILCS 840/1) (from Ch. 105, par. 468g)
    Sec. 1. The following described areas are designated State Parks and have the names herein ascribed to them:
    Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park, in Lake County;
    Apple River Canyon State Park, in Jo Daviess County;
    Argyle Lake State Park, in McDonough County;
    Beaver Dam State Park, in Macoupin County;
    Buffalo Rock State Park, in La Salle County;
    Castle Rock State Park, in Ogle County;
    Cave-in-Rock State Park, in Hardin County;
    Chain O'Lakes State Park, in Lake and McHenry Counties;
    Delabar State Park, in Henderson County;
    Dixon State Park, in Lee County;
    Dixon Springs State Park, in Pope County;
    Eagle Creek State Park, in Shelby County;
    Eldon Hazlet State Park, in Clinton County;
    Ferne Clyffe State Park, in Johnson County;
    Fort Creve Coeur State Park, in Tazewell County;
    Fort Defiance State Park, in Alexander County;
    Fort Massac State Park, in Massac County;
    Fox Ridge State Park, in Coles County;
    Frank Holten State Park, in St. Clair County;
    Funk's Grove State Park, in McLean County;
    Gebhard Woods State Park, in Grundy County;
    Giant City State Park, in Jackson and Union Counties;
    Goose Lake Prairie State Park, in Grundy County;
    Hazel and Bill Rutherford Wildlife Prairie State Park, in Peoria County;
    Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, in Bureau, Henry, Rock Island, Lee and Whiteside Counties;
    Horseshoe Lake State Park, in Madison and St. Clair Counties;
    Illini State Park, in La Salle County;
    Illinois and Michigan Canal State Park, in the counties of Cook, Will, Grundy, DuPage and La Salle;
    Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, in Henry County;
    Jubilee College State Park, in Peoria County, excepting Jubilee College State Historic Site as described in Section 7.1 of the Historic Preservation Agency Act;
    Kankakee River State Park, in Kankakee and Will Counties;
    Kickapoo State Park, in Vermilion County;
    Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, in Stephenson County;
    Lake Murphysboro State Park, in Jackson County;
    Laurence C. Warren State Park, in Cook County;
    Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park, in Macon County;
    Lincoln Trail State Park, in Clark County;
    Lowden State Park, in Ogle County;
    Matthiessen State Park, in La Salle County;
    McHenry Dam and Lake Defiance State Park, in McHenry County;
    Mississippi Palisades State Park, in Carroll County;
    Moraine View State Park, in McLean County;
    Morrison-Rockwood State Park, in Whiteside County;
    Nauvoo State Park, in Hancock County, containing Horton Lake;
    Pere Marquette State Park, in Jersey County;
    Prophetstown State Park, in Whiteside County;
    Pyramid State Park, in Perry County;
    Railsplitter State Park, in Logan County;
    Ramsey Lake State Park, in Fayette County;
    Red Hills State Park, in Lawrence County;
    Rock Cut State Park, in Winnebago County, containing Pierce Lake;
    Rock Island Trail State Park, in Peoria and Stark Counties;
    Sam Parr State Park, in Jasper County;
    Sangchris Lake State Park, in Christian and Sangamon Counties;
    Shabbona Lake and State Park, in DeKalb County;
    Siloam Springs State Park, in Brown and Adams Counties;
    Silver Springs State Park, in Kendall County;
    South Shore State Park, in Clinton County;
    Spitler Woods State Park, in Macon County;
    Starved Rock State Park, in La Salle County;
    Stephen A. Forbes State Park, in Marion County;
    Walnut Point State Park, in Douglas County;
    Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, in Franklin County;
    Weinberg-King State Park, in Schuyler County;
    Weldon Springs State Park, in DeWitt County;
    White Pines Forest State Park, in Ogle County;
    William G. Stratton State Park, in Grundy County;
    Wolf Creek State Park, in Shelby County.
(Source: P.A. 94-1042, eff. 7-24-06.)

20 ILCS 840/2

    (20 ILCS 840/2) (from Ch. 105, par. 468h)
    Sec. 2. The following described areas are designated State Memorials and shall have the names herein ascribed to them, to wit:
    Fort Edwards State Memorial, in Hancock County;
    Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial, in Macon County;
    Lowden State Memorial, in Ogle County.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/3

    (20 ILCS 840/3) (from Ch. 105, par. 468i)
    Sec. 3. The following described areas are designated State Conservation Areas and shall have the names herein ascribed to them, to wit:
    Anderson Lake Conservation Area, in Fulton County;
    Beall Woods Nature Preserve and Conservation Area, in Wabash County;
    Burnham Island Conservation Area, in Alexander County;
    Calhoun County Conservation Area, in Calhoun County;
    Des Plaines Conservation Area, in Will County;
    Hamilton County Conservation Area, in Hamilton County, containing Dolan Lake;
    Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area, in Alexander County;
    Iroquois County Conservation Area, in Iroquois County;
    Lee County Conservation Area, in Lee County;
    Louis H. Barkhausen Conservation Area, in Mason County;
    Marshall County Conservation Area, in Marshall County;
    Mermet Lake Conservation Area, in Massac County;
    Pekin Lake Conservation Area, in Tazewell County;
    Randolph County Conservation Area, in Randolph County;
    Rice Lake Conservation Area, in Fulton County;
    Saline County Conservation Area, in Saline County;
    Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area, in Wayne County;
    Sanganois Conservation Area, in Cass and Mason Counties;
    Sparland Conservation Area, in Marshall County;
    Spring Branch Conservation Area, in Peoria County;
    Spring Lake Conservation Area, in Tazewell County;
    Union County Conservation Area, in Union County;
    Washington County Conservation Area, in Washington County;
    William W. Powers Conservation Area, in Cook County;
    Woodford County Conservation Area, in Woodford County.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/3.3

    (20 ILCS 840/3.3)
    Sec. 3.3. State natural areas. The following described areas are designated State Natural Areas and shall have the names ascribed to them in this Section:
    Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area, in Vermilion County.
(Source: P.A. 97-177, eff. 1-1-12.)

20 ILCS 840/3.5

    (20 ILCS 840/3.5)
    Sec. 3.5. Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area. The area that has been commonly known as the Site M Fish and Wildlife Area in Cass County is designated a State Conservation Area and shall be known as the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area.
(Source: P.A. 91-275, eff. 1-1-00.)

20 ILCS 840/4

    (20 ILCS 840/4) (from Ch. 105, par. 468j)
    Sec. 4. The following described real estate is added to and made a part of Pere Marquette State Park, to wit:
    All that area in Sections 5 and 8, T. 6N, R. 12 W. of the 3rd P.M., Jersey County, Illinois, bequeathed to the State of Illinois by the late Harry H. Ferguson of Alton, Illinois, comprising 860 acres, more or less, and once known as Glen Cliffe Farm.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1280.)

20 ILCS 840/5

    (20 ILCS 840/5) (from Ch. 105, par. 468k)
    Sec. 5. All State Parks, Memorials, Parkways, Boating Access Areas, Recreational Areas and Conservation Areas mentioned in this Act shall be under the care, control, supervision and management of the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/6

    (20 ILCS 840/6) (from Ch. 105, par. 468k-1)
    Sec. 6. The following described areas are designated State Recreational Areas and shall have the names ascribed to them in this Section:
    Parklands Recreational Area, in Tazewell County.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/7

    (20 ILCS 840/7) (from Ch. 105, par. 468k-2)
    Sec. 7. The following described areas are designated State Boating Access Areas and shall have the names ascribed to them in this Section:
    Hennepin Canal Parkway, in Bureau, Henry, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties;
    Montebello Access Area, in Hancock County;
    Myers Landing Access Area, in Adams County;
    Piasa Creek Access Area, in Jersey County;
    Pleasant Hill-Pike and Calhoun River Access Area, in Pike and Calhoun Counties;
    Titus Hollow Access Area, in Calhoun County.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/8

    (20 ILCS 840/8) (from Ch. 105, par. 468k-3)
    Sec. 8. The Sanganois-Knapp Island Conservation Area. The Department of Natural Resources is authorized to enter into and carry out agreements with any agency of the United States Government to insure the performance of the items of non-federal participation involved in the operation and maintenance of improvements on the Sanganois-Knapp Island Conservation Area adjacent to the Sangamon River for the purpose of making certain portions of it suitable for public outdoor recreation utilization including the management of wildlife as set forth in Section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (PL 91-611).
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/9

    (20 ILCS 840/9) (from Ch. 105, par. 468k-4)
    Sec. 9. The Department of Natural Resources (formerly designated the Department of Conservation), is authorized to lease, in whole or in part, to the City of Kankakee, or its successors or assigns, for a period not to exceed 60 years, the Kankakee River Dam at Kankakee, Illinois, and the necessary State owned land, surplus waters and appurtenances for hydropower development. All such leased property shall be deemed a part of the electric system of the City of Kankakee, Illinois, and that City is hereby expressly authorized in connection therewith to acquire, construct, own, operate and maintain without its corporate limits electric generating facilities and appurtenances at or near said Kankakee Dam. All revenue received from such leases shall be deposited in the State Treasury in the special fund known as the State Parks Fund and shall be used only for those purposes described in Section 8.11 of the State Finance Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/10

    (20 ILCS 840/10) (from Ch. 105, par. 468k-5)
    Sec. 10. The Department of Natural Resources is authorized to enter into and carry out agreements with any federal, state or local agencies, or with any other persons, and to acquire any property or interest in property and make improvements thereon, for the purpose of making portions of the Smithland Reservoir and adjacent areas suitable for outdoor recreation utilization. Upon completion of the project required by this Section, the area to be used for State Recreational Area purposes shall be designated as a State Recreational Area.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 840/11

    (20 ILCS 840/11)
    Sec. 11. Leasing property.
    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act or any other law to the contrary, property located within Pyramid State Park and described in subsection (b) of this Section shall no longer be designated part of Pyramid State Park and the Department of Natural Resources is authorized to lease such property to a private entity having options to purchase property adjacent thereto on which mining operations are planned, provided that the private entity shall demonstrate to the Department that:
        (1) the property described in subsection (b) of this
    
Section does not include areas:
            (A) listed on the Illinois Natural Areas
        
Inventory;
            (B) serving as known critical habitats for
        
species listed as threatened or endangered in Illinois;
            (C) serving as part of a floodplain; or
            (D) that are part of an Illinois State Natural
        
Preserve.
        (2) mining operations are feasible on the adjacent
    
property;
        (3) such operations shall consist of overburden
    
removal and, at the option of the Department, replacement of topsoil in reclamation;
        (4) such operations shall have a significant impact
    
on the local economy as they are projected to create employment opportunities for approximately 45 persons and to serve as the source of payroll and direct expenditures of approximately $12 to $15 million per year;
        (5) no surface mining for the extraction of coal
    
shall be conducted on the property described in subsection (b) of this Section;
        (6) the property described in subsection (b) of this
    
Section and the property adjacent thereto on which mining operations are planned shall be reclaimed by the private entity on the expiration of the lease and shall be fit for conservation and recreation purposes; and
        (7) the adjacent property consists of 240 acres and
    
shall ultimately be conveyed to the State, Department of Natural Resources.
    (b) The property is described as follows:
        The East 300 feet of even width of the Northwest
    
Quarter, of Section 8,
        And
        The East 300 feet of even width of the South 1,620
    
feet of the Southwest Quarter, Section 5,
        And
        South 300 feet of even width of the North Half of the
    
Southeast Quarter, Section 5,
        And
        The West 300 feet of even width of the South 1,620
    
feet of the Southwest Quarter, Section 4,
        And
        The West 300 feet of even width of the North 2,940
    
feet of the West Half, Section 9,
        And
        North Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 8.
        All in Township 6 South, Range 3 West, of the Third
    
Principal Meridian, Perry County, Illinois.
    (c) The Department of Natural Resources shall lease the property described in subsection (b) of this Section for fair market value, and the term of the lease shall be for a period of no longer than 10 years with no option for renewal.
    (d) Prior to the execution of the lease, the private entity must receive Department approval of a plan for the reclamation of both the property described in subsection (b) of this Section and the property adjacent thereto on which mining operations are planned. The plan shall include a cost estimate and timeline for reclamation activities. The private entity shall provide financial assurance in an amount and in a form sufficient to fund all reclamation activities in the Department-approved reclamation plan. At the option of the Department, both properties shall be reclaimed to farmland standards, with reclamation activities occurring contemporaneously with farmland activities. On the expiration of the lease and upon the request of the Department of Natural Resources, the private entity must execute the reclamation plan.
    (e) Any and all leases for the property described in subsection (b) of this Section in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly are terminated by operation of law.
    (f) The provisions of this Section only apply to property described in subsection (b) of this Section and property adjacent thereto, and do not apply to any other property within Pyramid State Park, any other property within any other designated State park under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources, or any other State property.
    (g) The authorization for the Department lease property under this Section shall not apply if the Department determines that mining activities pose a risk to the recreational uses, wildlife, hydrology, water quality, habitat, or potential for habitat restoration of lands owned by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-317, eff. 8-12-11.)