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Washington County State Recreation Area, IL

A 248 acre lake fed by two creeks is the focal point of the Washington County Conservation Area, located near Nashville. As do many sites, the area offers several barrier free facilities, including camping, hunting, picnicking and a fishing pier. This park also offers a cabin available...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Mar 14 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.
  • The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through September 30 is 14 nights in any 30 day period.
  • Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campground.
  • 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 618-327-3137
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    Concession Shelter 40
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Lakeview Shelter 100
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    Lazy "L" Shelter 40
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest Standard 4 40 Back-In
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    Shady Rest 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

    A 248 acre lake fed by two creeks is the focal point of the Washington County Conservation Area, located near Nashville. As do many sites, the area offers several barrier free facilities, including camping, hunting, picnicking and a fishing pier. This park also offers a cabin available for rent with a second to be completed spring of 2010.

    Booking Window

    Cabin

    Sat Sep 20 2014 - Sat Mar 14 2015

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

    Shelter

    Sat Sep 20 2014 - Tue Sep 15 2015

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

    Standard

    Sat Sep 20 2014 - Sat Mar 14 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 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 Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Non Peak Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Archery
    • Area attraction
    • BATHHOUSE
    • BOAT RAMP
    • Bath House
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Pedal
    • Cabins
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoe Rental
    • Canoeing
    • Dock, Boat
    • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Field Sports/Activities
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Fishing, Pier
    • Fishing, River/Stream
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Grills
    • Handicap Access
    • Handicap Sites
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Difficult
    • Hiking Trail
    • Hunting
    • Jogging/Running
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Marina
    • Moorage
    • Mountain Biking
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Paddle Boat Rentals
    • Paddle Boating
    • Park Lake
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Powerboating
    • RENTALS, FISHING EQUIPMENT
    • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
    • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Retail, Supplies
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Sightseeing
    • Stargazing
    • Sunbathing
    • Trails, Bicycle
    • Trails, Difficult Hiking
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Trails, Mountain Bike
    • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water, Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • Antiquing
    • Art & Museum
    • Ball Field
    • Car Rentals
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Catering
    • Church
    • Cottages
    • Cultural Activities
    • Cultural sites / Exhibtits
    • Dining
    • Emergency Services
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fishing, Reservoir
    • Fruit / Produce Picking
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Golfing
    • Grocery Store
    • Group/Community Facility
    • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
    • Historic Sites
    • Hospital
    • Kennel
    • LODGING, GROUP FACILITIES
    • Laundry
    • Maintenance, Boat
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Medical Clinic
    • Meeting Space
    • Mobile Food Service
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Musical Performances
    • Newspapers
    • Orchard/Produce Farm
    • Outfitter
    • Pay Telephone
    • Photography
    • Propane
    • Recreation Programs
    • Restaurant
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shopping
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Swimming, Pool
    • Tennis
    • Tennis Court
    • Town
    • Winery Tours
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Jet Skiing
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
    • Mall
    • Putt-putt
    • SWIMMING - PARK LAKE
    • Sail Boating
    • Skiing - Water
    • Water Skiing
    • Water Slides
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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
    Apr 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Cabin $45.00-$55.00
    Non Peak Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Non Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    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):
    38.28361, -89.34917
    38°17'1"N, 89°20'57"W

    Located 4 miles south of Nashville, the park is in close proximity to Interstate 64, and Illinois Highways 15 and 127. Going East on I64 use exit 50 at Nashville, go south on Illinois Highway 127, go through Nashville, approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto Conservation Rd., at entrance to Washington County Conservation Area. Going West on I64 use exit 50 at Nashville, go south on Illinois Highway 127, go through Nashville, approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto Conservation Rd., at entrance to Washington County Conservation Area.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Washington County State Recreation Area
    18500 Conservation Drive
    Nashville  IL  62263

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (618)327-3137
    Additional Information