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Walnut Point State Park, IL

With its woods, water and wildlife, Walnut Point has it all - from fishing, camping and hiking to picnicking, hunting and bicycling. Located amid a vast agricultural landscape, Walnut Point is an oasis of majestic hardwoods, wildflowers, wildlife, fish and fun. In the spring, the...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Feb 18 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. For a campsite, a Single Family consisting of 4 related adults with or with children occupying the same shelter are allowed; or a Single Group consisting of 4 unrelated adults with or without children occupying the same shelter are allowed.
* May 1 through September 30: The maximum length of camping stay is 14 nights in any 30 day period.
* Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campground, with the exceptions of Fox Tent, Gray Tent and Whippoorwill Group Camp.
* All pets must be on a lease. 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 217-346-3336
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Breezy Point Picnic Shelter Shelter 60 Accessible
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Fox Squirrel Campground Standard 4 40 Back-In
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Fox Squirrel Campground Standard 4 40 Back-In
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Fox Squirrel Campground Standard 4 40 Back-In
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Fox Squirrel Campground Standard 4 40 Back-In
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Fox Squirrel Campground Standard 4 40 Back-In
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Fox Squirrel Campground Standard 4 40 Back-In
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Gray Squirrel Campground Standard 4 40 Back-In
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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

With its woods, water and wildlife, Walnut Point has it all - from fishing, camping and hiking to picnicking, hunting and bicycling. Located amid a vast agricultural landscape, Walnut Point is an oasis of majestic hardwoods, wildflowers, wildlife, fish and fun. In the spring, the park comes alive with redbuds, wildflowers and songbirds. In the fall, the park's extensive wooded acres dominate the eye with foliage colors that are varied and spectacular. During any time of the year, wildlife viewing opportunities are everywhere. Opened in 1968, the 671-acre park is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Booking Window

Group Camp

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Wed Feb 18 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Shelter

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Wed Feb 18 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Tent Only

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Wed Feb 18 2015

Reservations must be made 3 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 Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • BATHHOUSE
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jogging/Running
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Nature Study
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PIER, FISHING
  • Paddle Boating
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River/Stream
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River/Stream
Within 10 Miles
  • Ball Field
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Emergency Services
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Pay Telephone
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis
  • Town
  • Volleyball
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Mall
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Shopping
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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
Tent Only $8.00
Standard $10.00-$30.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Tent Only $8.00
Standard $10.00-$20.00
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
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.69694, -88.03611
39°41'49"N, 88°2'10"W

Located 3 miles north of Oakland, the park is in close proximity to Interstate 57, US Highway 36 and Illinois Highway 133
-Going North on I-57, use Exit 203 at Arcola. Go east on Illinois Highway 133 to Oakland, Turn north onto Walnut Street, Keep going north, the park is 3 miles from town
-Going South on I-57, use Exit 212 at Tuscola. Go east on US Highway 36 until the Oakland and Walnut Point signage, Turn south onto Douglas County Highway 7, the park is 5 miles south of US 36
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Walnut Point State Park
2331 ECR 370N
Oakland  IL  61943

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)346-3336
Additional Information