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NORTH SANDUSKY CAMPGROUND, IL

part ofRend Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: NORTH SANDUSKY CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

North Sandusky Campground is situated around Sandusky Cove on Rend Lake in the heart of southern Illinois.

With sweeping views of the water available from most campsites, North Sandusky provides an ideal location for scenic recreation on Rend Lake.

Natural Features:

Completed in the early 1970s, Rend Lake is a dam project that was built to provide dependable water supplies to nearby counties. Since then, the dam and lake have become a natural haven for fish and wildlife as well as a recreational haven for more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Surrounded by hills, prairies and bottomlands, the scenery at the lake never disappoints.

Recreation:

Rend Lake is a relatively shallow reservoir, filled with countless native species of fish, making it an ideal angling destination. Abundant and large crappie and channel catfish are especially popular, along with hybrid striped bass and flathead catfish.

Birding is a popular pastime at the park, and the area provides the ideal habitat for a diverse range of bird species.

The Rend Lake Bike Trail offers opportunities for hiking and biking, along with the nearby Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, which also offers horseback riding.

The lake has earned the reputation of being one of the best waterfowl hunting areas in the state for both ducks and geese. There are also plenty of opportunities for archery and firearm deer hunting at higher elevations. Another popular attraction is the annual controlled pheasant hunt held at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park.

Ranger-led educational programs are available at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. Boat rentals are also available at the Rend Lake Marina.

Facilities:

North Sandusky Campground offers more than 60 reservable campsites. All campsites have electric hookups, and the campground offers a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets and drinking water in order to provide a comfortable camping experience for guests.

A boat dock, boat ramp and playground are also conveniently located next to the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

A short bike trail connects North Sandusky Campground to South Sandusky Campground.

Golf courses, shopping and a resort are all located within a few miles.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rental
  • Laundry
  • Marina
  • Nature Trails
Know Before You Go
  • One RV and three tents or four tents are permitted
  • Register with gate attendant upon arrival
  • Additional first-come, first-served sites are available


Firewood quarantines are in effect due to the spread of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer. Please purchase or gather firewood near your camping destination and do not remove firewood from the campground. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.07111, -89.00556
38°4'16"N, 89°0'20"W

From I-57 take exit 77 and turn west on Route 154. After 4.5 miles turn south onto Rend City Road. Continue through the four-way stop and follow signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NORTH SANDUSKY CAMPGROUND
8420 Loon Lane
Sesser IL 62884

Phone Number:

Information: (618)724-2493
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