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Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area, IL

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Oct 18 2014   Later Dates
 

Description

Totaling 1,180 acres and featuring a 183 acre lake, Sam Parr State Park is located 3 miles northeast of Newton. It is named for an avid conservationist with Jasper County origins. Sam Parr served as a game warden and later as a fisheries administrator. He worked with Jasper County residents in acquiring the parks' original 72 acres in 1960, and in 1972 the park was named in his honor.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Ball Field
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Museum
  • Nature Study
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PIER, FISHING
  • Paddle Boating
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Restrooms
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • Shelters
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River/Stream
Within 10 Miles
  • Art & Museum
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Newspapers
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Outfitter
  • Pay Telephone
  • Propane
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Putt-putt
  • Recycling Station
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
  • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Mall
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. * 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. * 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 618-783-2661

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.02333, -88.11889
39°1'24"N, 88°7'8"W

Located 3.0 miles northeast of Newton on route 33

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area
13225 East State Hwy. 33
Newton IL 62448

Phone Number:

Project Office:(618)783-2661