Parks & Recreation

Our Mission

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.

NO ELECTRIC CAMPSITES LEFT FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

There are NO ELECTRIC CAMPSITES LEFT FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND!  Only Non-Electric and Non-Electric Primitive Campsites remain available.  To make a reservation please go to www.camplife.com/comlara .  If you have any questions, please contact the Park Visitor Center at (309) 434-6770.  Thank you.


F.R. Glasener Beach Will Be Closed WEEKDAYS Beginning Monday, August 5, 2019

F.R Glasener Beach will be closed weekdays starting Monday, August 5, 2019.  The Beach will remain open weekends only through and including Labor Day.  Thank you for your patronage!

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.

COSTELECTRIC (50 AMP)ELECTRIC (30 AMP)NON-ELECTRIC
Site Fee$27$24$21
Rsvn Fee (in-person)$7$7$7
TOTAL$34$31$28
*McLean County residents receive a $2.00 discount per night per site

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.

 

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