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Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area, IL

Overlooking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 19,000-acre Rend Lake Reservoir, Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park is a gateway to Southern Illinois biggest outdoor playground - a paradice for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests. The park offers outstanding opportunities for hunting...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Jan 18 2015   Later Dates

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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 campgrounds. * All pets must be on a leash. Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly. * 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 618-629-2320
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Overview

Description

Overlooking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 19,000-acre Rend Lake Reservoir, Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park is a gateway to Southern Illinois biggest outdoor playground - a paradice for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests. The park offers outstanding opportunities for hunting, fishing, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and other outdoor recreational pursuits. You'd be hard pressed to find a recreational complex with more activities than Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. Birders visiting the area have an excellent chance of seeing great blue heron, American bald eagle, red-tailed hawk and a variety of shorebirds and waterfowl. The resident population of ring-necked pheasants that Wayne Fitzgerrell supports is unique in Southern Ilinois. White-tailed deer, raccoon, opossum and squirrel, are among the mammals wildlife enthusiasts are likely to see. A 4.2 mile hiking/biking trail provides wonderful hiking/biking and wildlife viewing opportunities. The beautiful Rend Lake Resort located within Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park offers first class accomodations in one of southern Illinois finest Recreation Areas.The site was dedicated and opened in 1975, the park encompasses 3,300 acresof former farmland leased to the Department of Natural Resources by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Booking Window

Shelter

Tue Jul 29 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard

Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sun Jan 18 2015

Reservations must be made 7 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 Fri May 16 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Fri May 15 2015
Peak Sat May 16 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Area attraction
  • BATHHOUSE
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Cottages
  • Dining
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Driftwood Collecting
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Paddle Boating
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • RENTALS, BICYCLES
  • RENTALS, FISHING EQUIPMENT
  • Recycling Station
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Shelters
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Fuel, Vehicles
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Archery
  • Art & Museum
  • Ball Field
  • Car Rentals
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Cultural Activities
  • DUMP STATION, MARINA
  • Emergency Services
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Kennel
  • LODGING, GROUP FACILITIES
  • LODGING, VILLAS
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Moorage
  • Museum
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Study
  • Pay Telephone
  • Programs, Nature
  • Propane
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Putt-putt
  • Recreation Programs
  • Retail, Supplies
  • SWIMMING, RESERVOIR
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Town
  • Volleyball
  • Winery Tours
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Mall
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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
May 16 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Standard $20.00-$30.00
Shelter $25.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
May 15 2015
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Peak Season
May 16 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00

*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):
38.1125, -88.91111
38°6'45"N, 88°54'40"W

Located 6 miles north of Benton, Il., the park entrance is 2 miles west of Interstate 57, located on Illinois Route 154. ~ Going north on I-57, use Exit #77 the Sesser, Il.exit… Go west on Illinois Route 154 2 miles and you will turn north at park main entrance. ~ Going south on I-57, use Exit 77 the Sesser, Il. exit… Go west on Illinois Route 154 2 miles and you will turn north at main park entrance. Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park is very well signed on I-57 and other major highways and easy to find. Once you enter the park just follow the signs to your destination.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area
11094 Ranger Road
Whittington  IL  62897

Phone Number:

Information:  (618)629-2320
Additional Information