Parks & Recreation
It is the mission of the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation to ensure adequate provision for high-quality regional parks and related outdoor recreational activities for all citizens of McLean County in the most cost-efficient manner.
Bait Shop Does Not Open Until April 6, 2024
The Parks Department Staff have been fielding calls about whether or not the Bait Shop at Evergreen Lake is open. We are sorry, but the Bait Shop does not open until Saturday, April 6, 2024. There are still nightcrawlers available at the Park Visitor Center during operating hours. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and closed weekends.
Seasonal Watercraft Mooring on Evergreen Lake - Now Taking Applications
Pontoons, Boats, Canoes & Kayaks!
Dock Mooring for Pontoons/Boats
$450.00 for NON-McLean County Residents & $350.00 for McLean County Residents
Mooring for Canoes/Kayaks
$75.00 for NON-McLean County Residents & $55.00 for McLean County Residents
Ice Is Off Evergreen Lake - Update 2/22/2024
AS OF 02/22/2024 ALL ICE IS OFF EVERGREEN LAKE AND BOTH BOAT LAUNCHES ARE ACCESSIBLE.
Summer Help Wanted, Apply Today!
The McLean County Department of Parks & Recreation is now taking applications for the 2024 SUMMER SEASON!! We are looking for LIFEGUARDS (Beach Manager & Assistant Manager also), Park Attendants, Boat Rental/Bait Shop Attendants. and Park Maintenance. If interested, please apply at: https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/337/Employment-Internship-Opportunities
Any questions? Feel free to call us at (309) 434-6770
2024 Evergreen Lake Watercraft Decals Are In!
Picnic Shelter and Group Campsite Reservations
Winter/Early Spring Campsite Registration
Please register for campsites during Park Visitor Center hours, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. OR use the Self-Registration Dropbox, located at the start of the Campground next to the Campground Station building, after hours or on weekends.
Only the front section of the COMLARA Park Campground, sites 1-33, remain open for the Winter/Early Spring Season. There are both 30-Amp and 50-Amp sites available. ALL water is shut down for the season, including the Dumpstation.
IMPORTANT DATE! On-Line & In-Person Reservations can be made for the 2024 year starting April 6, 2024
Bait Available at Park Visitor Center
We still have Nightcrawlers at the Park Visitor Center while they last. Park Visitor Center hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends. Thank you!
10 Horsepower Limit
The horsepower limit on Evergreen Lake remains 10hp or less. You can use a larger motor to load and unload from your trailer. Motors greater than 10hp MUST be propped out of the water once you are away from the launch docks. YOU CANNOT IDLE A LARGER MOTOR AT NO-WAKE SPEED ON EVERGREEN LAKE. Thank you.
Mike Steffa - Park Director
Brad Wood - Operations Supervisor
Brett Murphy - Maintenance Supervisor
Dave Grizzle - Maintenance Mechanic
Tony Starkey - Maintenance Worker