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Rend Lake
11981 Rend City Road
Benton, IL 62812-9803
Phone: (618) 724-2493

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NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/

See the Rend Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

What Visitors Are Saying....
"The nice picnic shelters and the visitor center attractions."

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Rend Lake Visitor Center (618) 439-7430     Flickr

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Located near Mt. Vernon, IL, 15 miles south of junction of I-64 and I-57.

Lake History

Factoid: Rend Lake, IL, located in the heart of southern Illinois, is a natural haven for wildlife and a recreational haven for visitors. Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Campers will delight in the nearly 800 sites found in 5 public campgrounds on Rend Lake. Boaters are provided access to the lake through the numerous boat ramps. Beaches, picnic sites and trails provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor fun. Nearby attractions such as the 27-hole championship Rend Lake Golf Course, Southern Illinois Artisans Shop, and the Rend Lake Resort provide special opportunities for the recreationist.

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Rend Lake, A Southern Illinois Recreation Area and Resort

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53 Recreation areas at Rend Lake

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Atchison Creek Wetland Complex                    
Big Muddy Wildlife       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Blackberry Nature Trail                   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bonnie Lane Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Buttonbush Bay Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area C&E Access                    
Casey Fork Wildlife       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area County Line Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cypress View Access       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dale Miller Youth  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $ E N G   X         X BE F
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dam West Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $     X X     A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dedication Lot                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Gun Creek Campground E D   X         X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Gun Creek Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $       X     GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Gun Creek Wetlands Complex                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Hamilton Branch Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Honker's Point Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Ina Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Ina Boat Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Ina Recreation Area   $                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Jackie Branch Recreation Area       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Ken Gray Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lambrusco Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Mine 21 Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Jackie Branch Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Marcum Dog Trial Area                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Marcum Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $     X X     A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Sandusky Day Use  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $       X     A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Sandusky Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $ E G D   X         X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Oak Grove Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Palestine East Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Palestine West Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Prairie Hill Access                   M
Rend Lake Conservancy District   X   X            
Rend Lake Marina         X         M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Rend Lake Visitor Center     X       GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area River Road                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Jackie Branch Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Marcum Day Use  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $       X     A GS X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Marcum Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $ E N D   X         X   F M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Sandusky Day Use  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $     X X     A GS X BE M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Sandusky Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at rec.gov   $ E N D   X         X   I M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Spillway Group Area             A   X   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Spillway Recreation Area  Link ro reservation at rec.gov                   M
State Wildlife Refuge       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Sugar Creek Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Turnip Patch Recreation Area   $       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Ward Branch Access                    
Wayne Fitzgerald State Park E N G D X X X     A G GS X   Q M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area West Gun Creek Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area White Oak Pond Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Whitetail Ridge Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Woodcock Ridge Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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Camping
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
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CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
Picnic
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
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BEBeach
PSwimming Pool
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BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails


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