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Fox Ridge State Park, IL

Fox Ridge State Park, just 8 miles south of Charleston in east central Illinois is known for its steep, thickly wooded ridges, broad, lush valleys and miles of rugged, scenic hiking trails. In sharp contrast to the flat prairies of most of this section of Illinois, Fox Ridge is set...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Oct 21 2014   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.
  • Please note Fox Ridge State Park Shelters during the month of October will be opened from 8:30 am to Sunset.



    Mushroom Hunters be aware Spring shotgun turkey hunting over laps this popular pastime contract site for details for your safety. Ridge lake (a Research Lake) is open for fishing from Memorial Day to Labor day Th- Sun by reservation only, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. It is closed at ALL other times. For a reservation call 217-345-6490. Summer interpretation programs are sponsored by the Fox Ridge Foundation. It occurs at the park office on weekends from Memorial day to labor day.
    If renting a cabin call park office three days prior to arrival for directions on picking up key
    For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 217-345-6416
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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

    Fox Ridge State Park, just 8 miles south of Charleston in east central Illinois is known for its steep, thickly wooded ridges, broad, lush valleys and miles of rugged, scenic hiking trails. In sharp contrast to the flat prairies of most of this section of Illinois, Fox Ridge is set amid rolling hills along the forested bluffs of the Embarras (pronounced River.At any time of year, Fox Ridge State Park is a great place to visit. In winter, the snow softened ridges are alive with birds and animals. In the spring, a panoramic blanket of multi-hued wildflowers and blooming, budding trees celebrate the resurgence of growth. By summer the dense vegetation and new generation of wildlife are thriving in the sun, and autumn brings its brilliant display of color as nature enhances the woodlands with yellow, red, purple and orange.

    Booking Window

    Cabin

    Sun Apr 27 2014 - Tue Oct 21 2014

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

    Shelter

    Sun Apr 27 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

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

    Standard

    Sun Apr 27 2014 - Tue Oct 21 2014

    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 Wed Apr 16 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Wed Apr 15 2015
    Peak Thu Apr 16 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Canoeing
    • Field Sports/Activities
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Horseshoes
    • Hunting
    • Nature Center
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Programs, Nature
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • River/Stream
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Toilet, Pit/Vault
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Volleyball
    • Walking
    • Water, Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Dining
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
    • Motel
    • Nature Study
    • Newspapers
    • Orchard/Produce Farm
    • Propane
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Town
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Medical Clinic
    • 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 16 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Cabin $45.00-$55.00
    Walk In Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Apr 15 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 16 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):
    39.4025, -88.13722
    39°24'9"N, 88°8'14"W

    From I70 take the Greenup/Charleston exit 119. Go North towards Charleston on Route 130 13 mi. Park is on the left. From I57 take the Charleston Mattoon Exit 190. Go East towards Charleston on Route 16. In Charleston go south on Route 130 for 6 mi. the park is on the right.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Fox Ridge State Park
    18175 State Park Road
    Charleston IL 61920

    Phone Number:

    Information: (217)345-6416
    Additional Information