13001 Recreation Area Dr.
Ph: (309) 434-6770
Fx: (309) 726-2025
Visitor Center Hours - WINTER
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday
Closed January 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King Day
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CAMPING RESERVATIONS!
FOR THIS YEAR LOTTERY WILL REMAIN IN PLACE!
2014 McLean County Parks Camping Reservation – First Day Lottery.
1) In-Person Reservations Accepted Saturday, April 5, 2014
A) A lottery drawing to determine initial sequence
of Reservations at 10:00 P.M. on Friday, April 4, 2014
1. One Person per household may participate
for single site reservations or
2. One person representing a household can
participate for a group of up to 6 site
reservations per date
3. Group representatives must provide list
of members of group to participate
for all dates reserved
4. Group members may differ on
different dates but none of group members
may participate in lottery other than
the single group representative.
B) sequential tickets will be issued to those
participating in the lottery by blind draw.
C) Once the lottery has determined the sequence
of those present, sequential tickets will be
issued for the remainder of the night/morning.
D)Those wishing to make reservations should
Insure that they have obtained a sequential
Ticket and are present when their number is
Called after 8:00 AM.
2) All sequential ticket holders must be present
on or after 8:00 AM when their ticket number
is called or forfeit participation and be
required to obtain another ticket.
3) Once all ticket holders have been processed,
normal reservation processing will begin.
Phone & Mailed Reservation Requests will be processed beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 7th, 2014.
The 2,250 acres of regional parks currently provided by the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation include COMLARA County Park/Evergreen Lake and S.H. West County Park.
COMLARA County Park
COMLARA County Park includes the following locations:
Planning for the Future
- Deer Island Area
- Lake View Area
- Main Recreation Area
- Mallards Bay Conservation Area
- Six Mile Creek Area
- Southeast Conservation Area
- Southwest Conservation Area
- White Oak Area
Future McLean County regional recreation facilities being planned include the Historic Route 66 Regional Trail and Greenway. The 32-mile Historic Route 66 Trail would link many rural communities and regional natural resources such as the ParkLands Foundation Lexington Preserve along the Mackinaw River and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Funks Grove Nature Preserve to the metropolitan area of Bloomington / Normal, Illinois. This trail would also provide interpretive opportunities along the Historic Route 66 corridor for central Illinois visitors.
It is the mission of the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation to ensure adequate provision for and high quality of regional parks and related outdoor recreational activities for all citizens of McLean County in the most cost-efficient manner possible.