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Kickapoo State Recreation Area, IL

West of Danville, this park was the first in the country to be built on surface mined land. It offers scuba diving and also an anglers paridise with its 22 deep water lakes. The park offers many types of camping , miles of hiking trails and more that 10 miles of mountain bike trails...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Mar 31 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.

  • No alcohol allowed in campground.
    Pets on leash at all times.
    One camping unit and one tent or two tents per site.
    One family group per site (parents,minor children)or four non related adults.
    Two vehicles per site.
    Visitors must leave campground at ten P.M.
    Checkout time is three P.M. daily. If you wish to stay later please contact park staff.
    No childrens electric cars or scooters.
    No golf carts.
    Quiet hours Ten P.M. until Seven A.M.

  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 217-442-4915
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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

    West of Danville, this park was the first in the country to be built on surface mined land. It offers scuba diving and also an anglers paridise with its 22 deep water lakes. The park offers many types of camping , miles of hiking trails and more that 10 miles of mountain bike trails. Illinois only National Scenic river, Middle Fork of the Vermilion, runs thru the park offering excellent canoeing and fishing opportunities.

    Booking Window

    Shelter

    Thu Oct 09 2014 - Fri Oct 02 2015

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

    Standard

    Thu Oct 09 2014 - Tue Mar 31 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 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
    • Amphitheater
    • Archery
    • BATHHOUSE
    • BOAT RAMP
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Pedal
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoe Rental
    • Canoeing
    • Check Station
    • Dining
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dock, Fishing
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Fishing, Pier
    • Fishing, River/Stream
    • Geological Formations
    • Grills
    • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Difficult
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Horse Rentals
    • Horseback Riding
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Horseshoes
    • Hunting
    • Jogging/Running
    • Mountain Biking
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • PIER, FISHING
    • Paddle Boating
    • Park Lake
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Privy
    • Rent Paddle Boat
    • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
    • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Supplies
    • River/Stream
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Trails, Difficult Hiking
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Trails, Mountain Bike
    • Volleyball
    • Volleyball Net
    • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water, Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • Archeological Sites
    • Art & Museum
    • CAMPING, BACKCOUNTRY
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Car Rentals
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Church
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Grocery Store
    • Historic Sites
    • Hospital
    • Interpretive Center
    • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    • Interpretive Trail
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Medical Clinic
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Nature Center
    • Newspapers
    • Pay Telephone
    • Propane
    • 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.
    Shelter Rentals: Shelter rentals are for day use only, not overnight stays.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    Standard $8.00-$30.00
    Shelter $8.00-$25.00
    Walk In Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Apr 30 2015
    Standard $8.00-$20.00
    Shelter $8.00-$25.00
    Peak Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    Standard $8.00-$20.00
    Shelter $8.00-$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):
    40.14889, -87.73806
    40°8'56"N, 87°44'17"W

    West bound on I74 exit 210 east to Danville. Proceed one mile to stop light. Turn left at stop light and travel two mile north. Turn left at Kickapoo Park sign (large church on left side of road just before turn) and travel two mile into park. Drive to second stop sign, turn right 150 yards to campground entrance. East bound I74 exit 206 and then turn left back over interstate. Proceec two mile, turn right at Kickapoo Park sign. Travel east approximatly three mile, cross Middle Fork River bridge, go straight up hill between lakes and campground is a the crest of the hill on the right.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Kickapoo State Recreation Area
    10906 Kickapoo Park Road
    Oakwood  IL  61858

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (217)442-4915
    Additional Information