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Weldon Springs State Park, IL

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Oct 15 2014   Later Dates
 

Description

Lying just southeast of Clinton in DeWitt County, Weldon Springs State Park is a 550-acre park for all seasons. Weldon Springs' recreational agenda is among the most comprehensive in the state park system, offering recreational opportunities year-round. During the milder seasons, you are invited to fish, boat, picnic, camp, hike, and view wildlife. Or, you might want to pitch horseshoes at the park's tournament-quality horseshoe pits. When the snow flies, hardier outdoors persons not only continue many of the warmer weather pursuits, but add sledding and tobogganing on a one-eighth mile hill, ice fishing and cross-country skiing to the itinerary of their visit.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • 50 amps
  • BOAT RAMP
  • Boat Launch
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Concession
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Icefishing
  • Interpretive Center
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RESERVABLE
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Row Boat Rental
  • Showers
  • Sledding
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • water hydrant
Within 10 Miles
  • Town
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.
  • Camping reservations are required to be made 7 days in advance of the arrival date.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 217-935-2644
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    40.11889, -88.91861
    40°7'8"N, 88°55'7"W

    *From Clinton - Route 10 East to Weldon Springs Road {turn right (south) at Black's Heating & A/C}. Follow signs 2 miles to park. *From Route 51 North - turn right at first Clinton exit. Turn right at Revere Road. Follow signs 3 miles to the park *From Route 51 South (stay on bypass) - Turn left at the third stoplight in Clinton. Turn right at Revere Road. Follow signs 3 miles to the park.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Weldon Springs State Park
    4734 Weldon Springs Rd
    Clinton IL 61727

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(217)935-2644

    Special Events:

      The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

    • Registration will begin at 8:30 AM at the concession. The derby will run from 9 AM to 11 AM. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for number of fish caught from the bank in three age divisions: 6 and under, 7-8-9, and 10-11-12. There is no registration fee. In the case of heavy rain or lightning, the event will be cancelled. on Jun 07 2014
    • Join us at 10 PM at the Meadowview Picnic Area. Residents are invited to enjoy the spectacular display as Earth travels through a stream of cosmic debris and our atmosphere incinerates tiny particles of Comet Swift-Tuttle to produce 50-60 "shooting stars" per hour. Participants should bring a blanket, bug spray and a sweater for comfort. Due to drought conditions, we will be unable to offer a campfire and S¿mores. In the event of rain, the program will be offered on August 12. Please respect park quiet hours which begin at 10 PM. For more information, contact Natural Resources Coordinator Carol Thompson at (217) 935-0373. on Aug 11 2014
    • Each late-August and early-September, ruby-throated hummingbirds gather in the marsh at Weldon Springs State Park to feast on the nectar of spotted jewelweed flowers before their annual migration southward. Get a close-up look at this tiny winged jewel and the fascinating wildflower that helps fuel its high-energy existence. Join us Sunday, September 1, 2013 from noon to 4 PM at the marsh, below Chautauqua Picnic Area. Participants should feel free to come and go anytime throughout the afternoon. For additional information, please contact Carol Thompson, Natural Resources Coordinator at Weldon Springs at 217-935-0373. on Aug 31 2014
    • Held on the grounds of C.H. Moore Homestead. Wear your comfortable shoes and stroll along booth after booth of foods, crafts, art, antiques and more. Entertainment and museum tours are among the festival activities. Plan to spend the day! Tram and bus transportation to various sites provided for a small fee. An estimated 70,000 visitors attend the festival each year. For more information, call the Clinton Chamber of Commerce at 217-935-3364, toll free at 866-4-DeWitt or visit online at www.chmoorehomestead.org/apple-pork.htm from Sep 27 2014 to Sep 28 2014