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Frank Holten State Recreation Area, IL

This 1080 acre site is within sight of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. The park features two lakes with a combined water surface of 208 acres and 5 miles of shoreline. Fishing and boating are both popular pastimes in the park. There is a 10 h.p. limit on boat motors. In addition...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Jan 25 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.
Park hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (except Lighthouse Restaurant and Grand Marais Golf Course Clubhouse). Site staff hours and days are: May 1 through October 31- Monday through Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. November 1 through April 30- Monday through Friday (except holidays) 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pocket Road gate is open: May 1 through October 31- Monday through Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. November 1 through April 30- Monday through Friday (except holidays) 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Grand Marais Picnic Area is open: May 1 through October 31- when picnic shelters are reserved or as needed, to be determined by site staff Alcohol is allowed in areas of the park west of Whispering Willow Lake and north of I-255 (see park map). In all other areas of the park, possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance at the site office. Picnic shelters are available for rent May 1 through October 31. Prior approval from the site office must be obtained for rentals outside these dates. See the posted IDNR Section 110 Administrative Rules for additional park regulations. Pony rides, water amusements, swimming pools, garden hoses, etc. are prohibited. Other amusements (inflatable bounce houses, etc.) or variances from park rules require an activity permit that is available from the site office. For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at (618) 874-7920.
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Golf Course Side Shelter
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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

This 1080 acre site is within sight of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. The park features two lakes with a combined water surface of 208 acres and 5 miles of shoreline. Fishing and boating are both popular pastimes in the park. There is a 10 h.p. limit on boat motors. In addition, the park contains the Grand Marais Golf Course, an 18 hole championship course. The golf course clubhouse dining room is an attractive location for lunch and dinner. Gatherings of up to 275 can be accommodated. Call (618) 398-9999 for more clubhouse information. Picnic shelters are available, as well as playgrounds and sports facilities. There is no overnght camping.

Booking Window
Tue Aug 05 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Archery
  • Ball Field
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grills
  • Hunting
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water, Drinking
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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
Shelter $25.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Apr 30 2015
Shelter $25.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Shelter $25.00

*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):
38.59056, -90.09417
38°35'26"N, 90°5'39"W

Frank Holten State Park is a short drive from Exit 19 on Interstate Highway 255. Follow the signs to the park entrance at 5802 Lake Drive, East St. Louis, IL 62205
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Frank Holten State Recreation Area
4500 Pocket Road
East St. Louis  IL  62205

Phone Number:

Project Office: (618)874-7920
Additional Information