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Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area, IL

Rolling hills, timbered shoreline and beautiful Ramsey Lake make this park a unique and popular recreation spot. Visitors will enjoy the picturesque woods, secluded picnic areas, and fishing and hunting opportunities, People who want to relax or those energetic outdoor people who...
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. * At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors. * 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. * Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campgrounds. * 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 10:00 PM * Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office. * 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 618-423-2215
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CABIN Cabin 6
Pets Allowed - no
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Lake View Shelter 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Shady Grove Playground Area Shelter 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Shady Grove Playground Area Shelter 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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White Oak Campground Standard 6 Pull-Through
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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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

Rolling hills, timbered shoreline and beautiful Ramsey Lake make this park a unique and popular recreation spot. Visitors will enjoy the picturesque woods, secluded picnic areas, and fishing and hunting opportunities, People who want to relax or those energetic outdoor people who want to hike, hunt, fish or camp should visit. The 1,960 acre area is located one mile northwest of Ramsey in Fayette County.

Booking Window

Cabin

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

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

Shelter

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Tue Jul 28 2015

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

Standard

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sat Jan 24 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 Tue Apr 01 2014 Mon Dec 15 2014
Walk In Tue Dec 16 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Tue Dec 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • BATHHOUSE
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Bicycling
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Difficult
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PIER, FISHING
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Paddle Boating
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • RENTALS, FISHING EQUIPMENT
  • Rent Boats
  • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Supplies
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • Sunbathing
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Horse
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Golf
Within 10 Miles
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Catering
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Meeting Space
  • Newspapers
  • Pay Telephone
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Archery
  • Art & Museum
  • Car Rentals
  • Dining
  • First Aid Station
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
  • Kennel
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Mall
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
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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 -
Dec 15 2014
Standard $20.00-$30.00
Shelter $25.00
Cabin $45.00-$55.00
Walk In Season
Dec 16 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Cabin $45.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Cabin $45.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Dec 15 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):
39.16667, -89.13361
39°10'0"N, 89°8'1"W

* Going E or W on I-70, use Exit 63 at Vandalia. Go N on IL Hwy 51 to Ramsey continue 1 mile N of Ramsey to Ramsey Lake State Park Road, turn W (left), continue 1 mile to park entrance * Going S on IL Hwy 51 from Pana continue S 16 miles to Ramsey Lake State Park road - turn W (right), continue 1 mile to park entrance. * Going N on IL Hwy 51 from Vandalia continue N to Ramsey, continue N on Hwy 51 1 mile to Ramsey Lake State Park Road, turn W (left) continue 1 mile to park entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area
PO Box 97 Ramsey Lake Road --- intersection of 2900 N Rd and 700 E Rd (Fayette County)
Ramsey  IL  62080

Phone Number:

Information:  (618)423-2215
Additional Information