Alcohol Prohibited Loops: H, J and K loops are non-alcohol, please make note of this prior to completing a booking for these campsites.
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Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, IL

With half of its 9000-plus acres a lake for Exelon's Clinton Nuclear Power Plant, Clinton Lake State Recreation Area is popular with anglers, boaters, campers, water-skiers, swimmers, hunters and hikers. Constructed in the 1970s, the lake starts three miles east of Clinton
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Feb 25 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
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. * Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only * Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the maximums established by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through September 30 is 14 nights in any 30 day period Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campground, with the exception of Loops H, I, J and K All pets must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet at all times. Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly All non-camping visitors are required to leave the campground at or before 10:00 pm Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors We hope you enjoy your stay or event. . . Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at (217) 935-8722
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Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Shelter 100 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Group Camp 75 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Shelter 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
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Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Shelter 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
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Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Shelter 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Loop A Standard 4 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** 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

With half of its 9000-plus acres a lake for Exelon's Clinton Nuclear Power Plant, Clinton Lake State Recreation Area is popular with anglers, boaters, campers, water-skiers, swimmers, hunters and hikers. Constructed in the 1970s, the lake starts three miles east of Clinton

Booking Window

Group Camp

Fri Sep 05 2014 - Wed Feb 25 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Shelter

Fri Sep 05 2014 - Sat Aug 29 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard

Fri Sep 05 2014 - Wed Feb 25 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Tent Only

Fri Sep 05 2014 - Wed Feb 25 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Mascoutin Shelter, Amphitheater, Weldon Day Use and Camp Quest Group Camp
Reservations: year round: Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st.

Loops E, F & G are open year round.
Reservations: April 1st through October 31st.
Walk-In Only (First-Come, First-Served) from November 1st through March 31st.

Loops C and D:
Reservations: April 1st through September 14th.
Closed: September 15th through March 31st.

Loops A, B, H, I, J, K and West Side Day Use:
Reservations: April 1st through October 31st.
Closed: November 1st through March 31st.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Non Peak Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • BATHHOUSE
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Bicycling
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Difficult
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PIER, FISHING
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • SWIMMING - PARK LAKE
  • SWIMMING, PARK LAKE
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Shelters
  • Skiing - Water
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Trails, Accessible
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Skiing
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Marina
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • DUMP STATION, MARINA
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Newspapers
  • Pay Telephone
  • Propane
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Town
  • Viewing Platform/Overlook
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Art & Museum
  • Mall
  • Motel
  • Shopping
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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
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Tent Only $10.00
Standard $20.00-$35.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
Non Peak Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Tent Only $10.00
Standard $20.00-$25.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Tent Only $10.00
Standard $20.00-$25.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Tent Only $10.00
Standard $20.00-$25.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00-$40.00

*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):
40.16316, -88.78925
40°9'47"N, 88°47'21"W

Located 10 miles West of Farmer City and 10 miles East of Clinton ( State Route 54 ) just 1.9 miles South of DeWitt on County Highway 14 ( Friends Creek Rd ) The informational sign you will follow at DeWitt reads 'MASCOUTIN STATE RECREATION AREA Located 3 miles West of Weldon and 12 miles East of Clinton ( State Route 10 ) just 2.5 miles North on County Highway 14 ( Friends Creek Rd ) The informational sign you will follow at the intersection of St Rt 10 and Friends Creek Rd reads 'MASCOUTIN STATE RECREATION AREA''
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
7251 Ranger Rd
DeWitt  IL  61735

Phone Number:

Information:  (217) 935-8722
Additional Information