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Red Hills State Park, IL

Red Hills State Park is the place to be for wooded hills, picturesque meadows, wildlife, wildflowers, soothing Spring breezes, and the briliant hues of autumn's colorful plumage. The park is dominated by Red Hill - the highest point of land between Cincinnati and St. Louis -...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Apr 19 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.
  • Discounts: Proper Documentation must be shown at the time of check-in. Disability Certification from the Illinois Secretary of State's Office is required. Documentation from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is required for all disabled veterans and former POW discounts. Discounts are for Illinois residents only.
  • Reservations must be made seven days before arrival. After the seven day window has passed, reservations are no longer allowed on-line and all remaining campsites, shelters and cabin are first come/first serve.
  • * 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, except, at designated sites which permit 30 nights in any 45 day period.
    * 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 10:00PM.
    * Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office.
    * FIREWOOD BAN - It is illegal to bring or possess on IDNR properties any firewood from out-of-state or from a quarantine area or adjacent counties where wood exportation or movement has been prohibited by State or Federal Law.
    * We hope you enjoy your stay and Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.

  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 618-936-2469
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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

    Red Hills State Park is the place to be for wooded hills, picturesque meadows, wildlife, wildflowers, soothing Spring breezes, and the briliant hues of autumn's colorful plumage. The park is dominated by Red Hill - the highest point of land between Cincinnati and St. Louis - and bisected by the "Old Cahokia Trace" road which was for many years the principal route from Historic Vincennes, In. to the West. In a treaty signed in Greenville, Oh. by general Anthony Wayne in 1795, the first land in Illinois ceded by Native Americans to the Colonial Government became what is now the western boundary of Red Hills State Park. A satellite of the park, the Chauncey Marsh Nature Preserve, contains Illinois' best remaining example of what is called a Wabash Border marsh ecosystem.

    The Trace Inn Restaurant is open year-round offering a spectacular four seasons overlook of Red Hills Lake. Fine dining is enhanced by the rustic atmospere of a rural decor. The restaurant's Holiday Banquet Room can be booked for private parties and meetings (ph. 618-936-2351).

    Recreational activities offered at Red Hills iclude: camping, picnicing (with shelters available), trails for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians, horse shows, hunting, basketball, sand volleyball, boating and fishing.

    Booking Window

    Cabin

    Tue Oct 28 2014 - Sun Apr 19 2015

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

    Group Camp

    Tue Oct 28 2014 - Sun Apr 19 2015

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

    Shelter

    Wed Oct 22 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

    Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Standard

    Tue Oct 28 2014 - Sun Apr 19 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
    Non Peak Sat Nov 01 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
    Walk In Mon Dec 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Non Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
    Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • BATHHOUSE
    • BOAT RAMP
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Cabins
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Camping, Equestrian Group
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoeing
    • Dining
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dock, Fishing
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Fire Rings
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Fishing, Pier
    • Fishing, River/Stream
    • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
    • Handicap Access
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Horseshoes
    • Hunting
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Kiosk
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Meeting Space
    • Musical Performances
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • PIER, FISHING
    • Park Lake
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Privy
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Trails, Mountain Bike
    • Viewing Platform/Overlook
    • Volleyball
    • Volleyball Net
    • Walking
    • Water, Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Admin Service, Copying
    • Admin Service, Faxing
    • Ball Field
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Church
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Grocery Store
    • Group/Community Facility
    • Laundry
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Pay Telephone
    • Putt-Putt Course
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    Within 10 Miles
    • Airport
    • Antiquing
    • Archery
    • Catering
    • Emergency Services
    • Hospital
    • Medical Clinic
    • Motel
    • Newspapers
    • Orchard/Produce Farm
    • Propane
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Tennis
    • Winery Tours
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Area attraction
    • Art & Museum
    • Car Rentals
    • Cultural Activities
    • Fishing, Reservoir
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
    • Nature Center
    • Powerboating
    • WATER ACCESS, 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.
    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 $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Cabin $45.00-$55.00
    Non Peak Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Nov 30 2014
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Walk In Season
    Dec 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Non Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Apr 30 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Peak Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    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):
    38.73056, -87.83861
    38°43'50"N, 87°50'19"W

    Red Hills State Park is located on U.S. Rt. #50 near Sumner, Il. Coming from the West travel 65 mi. from I 57 (Salem) . Coming from the North I 57 (Mattoon). Exit south Il. Rt. #121 to Greenup. At junction Il. Rt. 130 travel south to Olney. At junction U.S. Rt. #50 travel east 14 mi. Coming from the east travel 18 mi. from junction Rt. # 50 and In. Rt. #41 (Vincennes, In.) GPS Coordinates: N 38* 43.851 W 087* 50.014 Chicago - 250mi St. Louis - 135mi Indianapolis - 145mi
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Red Hills State Park
    3571 Ranger Lane
    Sumner  IL  62466

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (618)936-2469
    Additional Information