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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area, IL

Hamilton County F&W Area also known as Dolan Lake , is a 1,683 acre site ideal for outdoor enjoyment. The property was acquired by the State of Illinois in 1960 and in 1962 a earthen damn was constucted for a 75 acre lake.The lake has 3 miles of shoreline and maximum depth is ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Jan 24 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. * 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 leash. Pet owners are resonsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly, There is NO pets alowed in cabins. * All visitors are required to leave the park at or before 10:00PM.

For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 618-773-4340
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Cabin 6
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Cabin 6
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Cabin 6
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Cabin 6
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Cabin 6
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Shelter 50 Accessible
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Shelter 50 Accessible
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Shelter 100 Accessible
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Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area Group Camp 100 Pull-Through
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Standard Standard 4 50 Back-In
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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

Hamilton County F&W Area also known as Dolan Lake , is a 1,683 acre site ideal for outdoor enjoyment. The property was acquired by the State of Illinois in 1960 and in 1962 a earthen damn was constucted for a 75 acre lake.The lake has 3 miles of shoreline and maximum depth is 18 feet. The site is one of gently rolling hills, with 1,300 acres being open for hunting. Most of the hunting area consists of small, open fields bordered by heavy fence rows, border plantings of warm season grasses, lespedeza and small food plots for wildlife food and cover.

Booking Window

Cabin

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jan 23 2015

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

Group Camp

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jan 23 2015

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

Primitive

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jan 23 2015

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

Shelter

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Mon Jul 27 2015

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

Standard

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jan 23 2015

Reservations must be made 7 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 Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Handicap Sites
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 100 Feet
  • Fishing, Reservoir
Within 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Propane
  • Tennis
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Mall
  • River/Stream
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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
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Standard $20.00-$30.00
Shelter $25.00
Primitive $8.00
Group Camp $20.00
Cabin $45.00-$55.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Primitive $8.00
Group Camp $20.00
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):
38.05306, -88.39417
38°3'11"N, 88°23'39"W

Loacted 8 miles East of McLeansboro on Routre 14.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area
RR # 4, Box 242
McLeansboro  IL  62859

Phone Number:

Project Office: (618)773-4340
Additional Information