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Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area, IL

It seems appropriate for the largest campground in the Illinois state park system to be located on the largest man-made lake in Illinois. Eldon Hazlet State Park is a 3,000-acre park on the west shore of Crlyle Lake, a Kaskaskia River impoundment. The park is located 3 miles north...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Feb 24 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.

For a campsite, a "Single Family" consisting of 4 related adults with or with 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. * Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only * Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums * The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through September 30 is 14 nights in any 30 day period * All pets must be on a leash. Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly * All visitors are required to leave the park at or before 10:00PM * Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office *Large group gatherings or parties which are disruptive to the normal atmosphere of the campground are not permitted. Picnic shelters are available for group gatherings. . *All fires must be in the grill/fire pit provided. NO GROUND FIRES! *.Violations of the campground regulations may be cause for eviction. * 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 618-594-3015.
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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

It seems appropriate for the largest campground in the Illinois state park system to be located on the largest man-made lake in Illinois. Eldon Hazlet State Park is a 3,000-acre park on the west shore of Crlyle Lake, a Kaskaskia River impoundment. The park is located 3 miles north of Carlyle and 2 miles east of Illinois Route 127 in Clinton County. More than 900,000 visitors come to the park annually to camp, boat, fish, hunt, picnic, birdwatch and to hike the9 miles of trails in the park, or attend the sailboat regattas held almost every summer weekend. Whatever type of recreation you choose, it's probably offered at Carlyle Lake. Eldon Hazlet State Park is probably best known for its camping facilities. The Illini Campground has 327 Class A campsites with 30 and 50 amp electrical hook-ups for trailers, 35 Class C campsites for walk-in tent camping, and 2 Rent-a-Camp cabins. Some of the Class A campsites are accessible to individuals in wheelchairs. The campground occupies almost 1 & 1/2 miles of the Carlyle Lake shoreline, and most of the campsites are within easy reach of the water. Many campers keep their boats in the protected coves that are located along the campground.

Booking Window

Cabin

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Tue Feb 24 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Shelter

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Tue Feb 24 2015

Reservations must be made 5 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 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
  • Archery
  • BATHHOUSE
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Cottages
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Difficult
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • LIFEGUARDS (SEASONAL)
  • Laundry
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • MAINTENANCE, HOUSEKEEPING
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Nature Study
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PIER, FISHING
  • PROGRAMS, HISTORY
  • PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTIONAL
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Programs, Nature
  • Propane
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • SWIMMING, PARK LAKE
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Swimming, Pool
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Viewing Platform/Overlook
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Skiing
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Putt-putt
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Gardens, Botanical Displ
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Area attraction
  • Ball Field
  • Car Rentals
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Cultural Activities
  • DUMP STATION, MARINA
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
  • Kennel
  • LODGING, GROUP FACILITIES
  • LODGING, VILLAS
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Marina
  • Ocean/Beach Access
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • RENTALS, FISHING EQUIPMENT
  • RENTALS, JET SKIS
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Restaurant
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • SWIMMING - PARK LAKE
  • SWIMMING, RESERVOIR
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Water Access, Park Lake
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Mall
  • Museum
  • Theme Park
  • Winery Tours
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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
Standard $20.00-$30.00
Shelter $25.00
Cabin $45.00-$55.00
Non Peak Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Cabin $45.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Cabin $45.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Cabin $45.00

*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):
38.66306, -89.32667
38°39'47"N, 89°19'36"W

From St. Louis area, go East on Interstate 64 to the Route 50 exit (Lebonan, Il exit); follow Rt 50 to Carlyle, Il,. Turn north on Il Route 127 for four miles to the park entrance. From Interstate 70, turn South on Il Route 127 at the Greenville, Il exit. The park entrance is 16 miles from the Interstate. From Interstate 57, turn West on Il Route 50 at the Salem, Il exit- travel west for appromitely 30 miles to the town of Carlyle. Turn North on Il Route 127- four miles north of town is the parks entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area
20100 Hazlet Park Road
Carlyle  IL  62231

Phone Number:

Information:  (618)594-3015
Additional Information