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Argyle Lake State Park, IL

Known as a fisherman's delight, Argyle Lake State Park has a full complement of recreational opportunities. Just 7 miles from Macomb, Argyle Lake also offers picnicking, camping, hiking and boating facilities in a scenic, natural setting. With its 93-acre lake for boating and...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Mar 21 2015   Later Dates

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  • Shelter Reservations are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department, in this circumstance the Site Manager will contact you prior to your reservation date to cancel and issue your refund.
  • A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at (309)776-3422
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    Argyle Lake State Park Shelter 100 Accessible
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    Argyle Lake State Park Shelter 50 Accessible
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    Argyle Lake State Park Shelter 25
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    Big Oak Campground Standard 4 42
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Overview

    Description

    Known as a fisherman's delight, Argyle Lake State Park has a full complement of recreational opportunities. Just 7 miles from Macomb, Argyle Lake also offers picnicking, camping, hiking and boating facilities in a scenic, natural setting.
    With its 93-acre lake for boating and fishing, 5 miles of rugged foot trails through luxuriant virgin forests, and full-service campgrounds, this heavily wooded, 1,700-acre site is the ideal place to spend a day, a weekend, or longer.
    Rich in local history, Argyle Hollow (now occupied by the lake) was once part of the old stage route between Galena and Beardstown. Several times a week the high-wheeled cumbersome coaches with their double teams of horses rumbled through these beautiful hills and valleys.
    The region itself long was a source of coal, clay and limestone. In fact, in times past it was common for individuals to open and dig their own "drift mines" to supplement their personal incomes. Several limestone quarries in the general area still are in operation today.
    In 1948, the state purchased the land from local farmers and homesteaders, erected the dam which created the lake and dedicated Argyle Lake State Park to the citizens of Illinois.
    Today, whether your preference is viewing wildflowers and fresh foliage in the spring, picnicking, fishing and boating in the summer, appreciating the brilliant fall colors or sledding and snowmobiling in the winter, Argyle Lake State Park is a great place to visit.

    Booking Window

    Group Camp

    Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sat Mar 21 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Shelter

    Thu Sep 25 2014 - Tue Sep 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Standard

    Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sat Mar 21 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Non Peak Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
    Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Amphitheater
    • Arboretum
    • Archeological Sites
    • Bath House
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Pedal
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoe Rental
    • Canoeing
    • Dock, Boat
    • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Fishing, River/Stream
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Geological Formations
    • Grills
    • Grocery Store
    • Handicap Sites
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Difficult
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Historic Sites
    • Historical Areas/Struct.
    • Horse Stalls
    • Horseback Riding
    • Horseshoe Pitching
    • Horseshoes
    • Hunting
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Interpretive Center
    • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    • Interpretive Trail
    • Interpretive Waysides
    • Jogging/Running
    • Kiosk
    • Maintenance, Facility
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Moorage
    • Nature Center
    • Nature Study
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Paddle Boating
    • Park Lake
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Powerboating
    • Programs, Nature
    • Recycling Station
    • Rent Bicycles
    • Rent Canoes/Kayaks
    • Rent Paddle Boat
    • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
    • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Supplies
    • River/Stream
    • Sail Boating
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Stargazing
    • Sunbathing
    • Tennis Court
    • Town
    • Trails, Difficult Hiking
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Trails, Mountain Bike
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water, Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Winery Tours
    Greater Than 1 Mile
    • Emergency Services
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Laundry
    • Pay Telephone
    • Tennis
    Within 10 Miles
    • Admin Service, Copying
    • Admin Service, Faxing
    • Antiquing
    • Area attraction
    • Art & Museum
    • Ball Field
    • Cable/Satellite Service
    • Car Rentals
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Catering
    • Church
    • Cultural Activities
    • Cultural sites / Exhibtits
    • Dining
    • Field Sports/Activities
    • Fruit / Produce Picking
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Group/Community Facility
    • Hospital
    • Kennel
    • Medical Clinic
    • Meeting Space
    • Mobile Food Service
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Musical Performances
    • Newspapers
    • Outfitter
    • Propane
    • Putt-Putt Course
    • Putt-putt
    • Recreation Programs
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Rock Climbing
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Trails, Bicycle
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Airport
    • Archery
    • Auto Touring/Scenic Rtes
    • Cave Exploring/Spelunking
    • Driftwood Collecting
    • Maintenance, Boat
    • Mall
    • Skiing - Water
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    CANCELLATION POLICY:

    CAMPSITES, CABINS:
    Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

    Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

    No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

    SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $20.00-$30.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$30.00
    Non Peak Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $20.00-$25.00
    Group Camp $20.00
    Non Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Apr 30 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $20.00-$25.00
    Group Camp $20.00
    Peak Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $20.00-$25.00
    Group Camp $20.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    40.45639, -90.79056
    40°27'23"N, 90°47'26"W

    From Chicago, take either Interstate 80 or Interstate 88 west to Interstate 74. Take Interstate 74 South to Route 34. Take Route 34 West to Route 67. Take Route 67 South to Route 136. Take Route 136 West to Colchester and the park is 2 miles north of Colchester on Coal Road. Coal Road runs north of the Sinclair Station in Colchester.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Argyle Lake State Park
    640 Argyle Park Road
    Colchester  IL  62326
    Additional Information
    Special Events

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

    • Event is held the first Saturday in March each year. Individuals attending the festival will experience the tapping of the maple trees, collection of the sap, boiling down of sap into syrup, and a taste of the finished product. Tours to collect sap at the maple grove will depart regularly and several children’s activities will be ongoing throughout the day. This event is sponsored through the cooperative efforts of the Friends of Argyle Lake State Park and park staff. Free refreshments will be provided and maple syrup and maple candy will be available for sale. For more information, please call the park visitor center at (309) 776-3422. from Mar 01 2010 to Dec 31 2050