Clinton Lake State Recreation Area


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Clinton Lake State Recreation Area


Location:3 miles east of Clinton in central Illinois.
Facilities:17 Class AA campsites (electric, water, sewer hookups; showers), 286 Class A campsites (electric hookups, showers), 5 Class B/S sites (with showers; adaptable to tents, trailers, or motorhomes), a youth or adult group camp area (accommodates up to 75; no showers), picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, 3 hiking trails, multi-use trail, 6 boat ramps, canoe launch, fishing pier, beach, food concession (é).
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, sailing, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Park's 4,900-acre lake features excellent fishing for crappie, catfish, walleye, and striped bass. The property actually belongs to Illinois Power Company, which operates a nuclear power plant in the area, and has been operated as a state park since 1978 through a long-term lease with the utility company. Note: Effective 5/18/05 the Valley Mill Bank fishing area, Peninsula and Lane day use areas, and West Side shelter are closed indefinitely.
Address:RR 1, Box 4
DeWitt, IL 61735

Phone:217-935-8722
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R3/CLINTON.HTM
Size: 9,307 acres.

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