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Spitler Woods State Natural Area, IL

Spitler Woods is a 146 Acre forested tract, Sptler Woods State Natural Area is 8 Miles southeast of Decatur and 1/2 mile east of Mount Zion off Illinois Route 121. The Site was named for Ida B. Spitler who donated the land to the state in 1937, preserving for posterity the area'...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Jan 22 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.
  • Spiter Woods has 5 pavilions that can be reserved. Lincoln Trail Homestead has 2 pavilions that can be reserved.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 217-864-3121
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    Lincoln Trail Homestead Shelter 100
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water
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    Lincoln Trail Homestead Shelter 200 Accessible
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water
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    Spitler Woods State Natural Area Shelter 250 Accessible
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Spitler Woods State Natural Area Shelter 125 Accessible
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Spitler Woods State Natural Area Shelter 125 Accessible
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Spitler Woods State Natural Area Shelter 50 Accessible
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Spitler Woods State Natural Area Group Camp 50
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Spitler Woods State Natural Area Shelter 150 Accessible
    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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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.
    Overview

    Description

    Spitler Woods is a 146 Acre forested tract, Sptler Woods State Natural Area is 8 Miles southeast of Decatur and 1/2 mile east of Mount Zion off Illinois Route 121. The Site was named for Ida B. Spitler who donated the land to the state in 1937, preserving for posterity the area's shaded ravines and towering trees. Lincoln Trail Homestead is the site of Abraham Lincoln's first home in Illinois. Wishing to memorialize the beginning of Lincoln's life in Illinois, the Macon County Board purchased the land for the site and transferred it to the state in 1938. The site is located 8 miles southwest of Decatur Illinois, the site is bisected by the Sangamon River.

    Booking Window

    Group Camp

    Thu Jul 31 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Shelter

    Thu Jul 31 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Ball Field
    • Comfort Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Grills
    • Hiking Trail
    • Meeting Space
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Programs, Nature
    • Ranger Station
    • Restrooms
    • Shelters
    • Town
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Volleyball
    • Volleyball Net
    • Walking
    • Water, Drinking
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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
    Jan 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00

    *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
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    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Spitler Woods State Natural Area
    705 Spitler Park Drive
    Mt Zion  IL  62549

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (217)864 3121
    Additional Information