SOUTH MARCUM CAMPROUND, IL

South Marcum Campground sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the heart of southern Illinois. With plenty of unobstructed views of the water, campers are able to take in scenic sunsets as well as enjoy activities such as bank fishing, right from the campground.Completed in the early...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates

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  • One RV and three tents or four tents are permitted
  • Register with gate attendant upon arrival
  • Additional first-come, first-served sites are available


Firewood quarantines are in effect due to the spread of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer. Please purchase or gather firewood near your camping destination and do not remove firewood from the campground. Click here for more information.
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** 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.
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Overview

Overview

South Marcum Campground sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the heart of southern Illinois.

With plenty of unobstructed views of the water, campers are able to take in scenic sunsets as well as enjoy activities such as bank fishing, right from the campground.

Natural Features:

Completed in the early 1970s, Rend Lake is a dam project that was built to provide dependable water supplies to nearby counties. Since then, the dam and lake have become a natural haven for fish and wildlife as well as a recreational haven for more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Surrounded by hills, prairies and bottomlands, the scenery at the lake never disappoints.

Recreation:

Rend Lake is a relatively shallow reservoir, filled with countless native species of fish, making it an ideal angling destination. Abundant and large crappie and channel catfish are especially popular, along with hybrid striped bass and flathead catfish.

Birding is a popular pastime at the park, and the area provides the ideal habitat for a diverse range of bird species.

The Rend Lake Bike Trail offers opportunities for hiking and biking, along with the nearby Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, which also offers horseback riding.

The lake has earned the reputation of being one of the best waterfowl hunting areas in the state for both ducks and geese. There are also plenty of opportunities for archery and firearm deer hunting at higher elevations. Another popular attraction is the annual controlled pheasant hunt held at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park.

Ranger-led educational programs are available at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. Boat rentals are also available at the Rend Lake Marina.

Facilities:

South Marcum Campground offers more than 100 reservable campsites. Electric hookups are provided, and the campground offers a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets and drinking water in order to provide a comfortable camping experience for guests.

A boat dock, boat ramp and playground are also conveniently located within the campground. Dale Miller Youth Area is adjacent to the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Golf courses, shopping and a resort are all located within a few miles.

Booking Window

RV ELECTRIC

Fri Apr 25 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Apr 25 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Note: There are 18 site(s) in this category with different booking windows. Please check site details for more information (Loop, Site)
Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Mar 28 2014 Sun Nov 02 2014
Peak Fri Mar 27 2015 Sun Nov 01 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Dock
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Hunting
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 28 2014 -
Nov 02 2014
WALK TO $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$40.00
RV ELECTRIC $16.00-$24.00
Peak Season
Mar 27 2015 -
Nov 01 2015
WALK TO $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$40.00
RV ELECTRIC $16.00-$24.00

*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):
38.0375, -88.93611
38°2'15"N, 88°56'10"W

From I-57 take take exit 71 and turn west onto Highway 14. After 3 miles turn right on Rend City Road, then right on Main Dam. Continue 3 miles to the park entrance on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SOUTH MARCUM CAMPROUND
11623 Trailhead Lane
Benton IL 62812

Phone Number:

Information: (618)724-2493
Additional Information