Log Cabin site grounds open to anglers
LERNA (AP)—Anglers are still invited to the grounds of the shuttered Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic site.
The visitor center and farm houses are closed to help offset a $2 billion state budget deficit. But the grounds remain open to allow daily fishing access.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said earlier this month that fishing is allowed at several state parks recently shut down under the budget initiative.
Illinois Historical Preservation Agency spokesman David Blanchette says the same holds for the Log Cabin site because its pond also is stocked through a federally funded program.
John Woodruff is president of the private Lincoln/Sargent Farm Foundation. He hopes a steady stream of angler traffic at the Log Cabin site this winter will show the public is still interested in visiting.