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Eagle Creek State Recreation Area, IL

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Oct 15 2014   Later Dates


Located in East Central Illinois - just a short drive from Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Effingham and other surrounding communities, Eagle Creek State Park is situated on the central part of beautiful Lake Shelbyville and provides the perfect setting outdoor recreation and natural relaxation for a day, weekend, or even longer. Four miles southeast of Findlay, the site is situated on 11,100 acres of water with 250 miles of shoreline and offer large tracts of carefully maintained indigenous woodland ideal for camping, hiking, fishing, waterskiing, pontoon boating, or just plain bobbing and drifting on the glittering expanse of the lake itself.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Golf
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlook
  • Volleyball Net
  • Water, Drinking
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Cabins
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Dock, Boat
  • Emergency Services
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Laundry
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Marina
  • Pay Telephone
  • Propane
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Town
Within 10 Miles
  • Ball Field
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Horse Rentals
  • Ocean/Beach Access
  • Restaurant
  • Trails, Equestrian
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Catering
  • Cultural Activities
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • Kennel
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Recycling Station
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Water Slides
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.

For a campsite, a "Single Family" consisting of 4 related adults with or without children occupying the same shelter are allowed; or a "Single Group" consisting of 4 unrelated adults with or without children occupying the same shelter are allowed.
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.
Pets must be leashed and attended at all times and all waste must be attended to properly.
For the sake of all campers, disorderly conduct or unreasonable noise will not be permitted.
Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m.
Wolf Creek State Park offers a swimming beach. The cost is $1.00 per person.
Illinois Administrative Code governs visiting and camping at all State Facilities. Please visit our website at dnr.state.il.us for complete information regarding rules and regulations or contact the site prior to your visit.
Actions by nature can result in closed roads and other facilities. Please check ahead of your visit for information on such closures.
We hope you enjoy your stay. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.
For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 217-756-8260

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.49472, -88.71167
39°29'41"N, 88°42'42"W

Located just 1 & 1/2 miles from Findlay, Illinois, Eagle Creek State Park is conveniently located close to I-57 as well as several major highways and state routes. Eagle Creek is approximately 30 miles West from I-57 at Mattoon, Illinois (exit onto Rt. 16 West) and 9 miles North of Shelbyville just off of Hwy. 128

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Eagle Creek State Recreation Area
R.R. 1 Box 198 B
Findlay IL 62565

Phone Number:

Information: (217)756-8260