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.
2019 TAKE A KID FISHING TOURNEY
Archery Antlerless Deer Hunt
Applications Now Available
The McLean County Department of Parks & Recreation is, once again, offering the ARCHERY Antlerless Deer Hunt at COMLARA Park for 2019. The Park's season is broken down into six (6) one-week blocks. Successfully drawn hunters will have 7 days (1 Week) to hunt and to try to harvest an antlerless deer. this year's dates are:
- Week 1: October 1 - 7
- Week 2: October 8 - 14
- Week 3: October 15 - 21
- Week 4: October 22 - 28
- Week 5: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4
- Week 6: November 5-11
If you are successfully drawn you will receive a letter in the mail and there will be an orientation meeting that you will be required to attend. Drawing is usually conducted the first week of August. A non-refundable application fee of $5.00 must accompany the application. You can register in-person at the Park Visitor Center during operating hours or register for orientation online. For questions, please feel free to call the park at (309) 434-6770. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS JULY 31, 2019
Shotgun Antlerless Deer Hunt
Applications Now Available
The McLean County Department of Parks & Recreation is, once again, offering the SHOTGUN Antlerless Deer Hunt at COMLARA Park for 2019. The Park's season is broken down into the first two (2) Shotgun Season offered by the IDNR. If chosen, you will get one day to hunt and to try to harvest an antlerless deer. Please specify first or second season and what day you prefer to hunt. Any other date you can try to "roll-in" as a stand-by hunter. This year's dates are:
- Season 1: November 22 - 24
- Season 2: December 5 - 8
If you are successfully drawn you will receive a letter in the mail and there will be an orientation meeting every morning in the Park Maintenance Building that you will be required to attend. Drawing is usually conducted in the first week of September. A Non-Refundable Application Fee of $5.00 must accompany the application. For questions, please feel free to call the park at (309) 434-6770. You can register an application online or in-person at the COMLARA Park Visitor Center. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS AUGUST 31, 2019.
Camping Reservations for 2019
Camping Reservations for the COMLARA Park Campground began, via online registration, at 12:01 am on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Phone-in and mail reservations began Monday, April 8th at 8:00 am.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY.
COMLARA PARK CAMPING RESERVATIONS
Reservations can be made starting the first Saturday in April for dates through October 20th. A non-refundable deposit of the first night's camping fee plus a separate $7.00 (in person) or $10 (phone-in/online) reservation fee per site is required. Reservations for an upcoming weekend cannot be made after noon on Thursday prior to the weekend. When making a reservation, your deposit must be charged to your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card at that time. Reservations by mail should include name, address, phone number, and date of reservation, preferred site number, and a deposit in the form of a check or money order. Reservations can be made in-person at the COMLARA Park Visitor Center during operating hours. View the COMLARA Park Interactive Map for campsite locations and photos.
Online reservations can be made at www.camplife.com/COMLARA.
|COST||ELECTRIC (50 AMP)||ELECTRIC (30 AMP)||NON-ELECTRIC|
|Rsvn Fee (in-person)||$7||$7||$7|
Bait Shop & Boat Rental Now Open!
The Evergreen Lake Bait Shop & Boat Rental NOW OPEN!
Operating hours are as follows:
BAIT SHOP – Open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 7 days per week.
BOAT RENTAL – Open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 7 days per week.