Located near the Illinois Bayou, the area exhibits picturesque bluffs and breathtaking scenery. The recreation area is closed following the 3rd week of December and reopens the 3rd week of March. Campground and Day-Use Area Rules
Favorite campsite in the spring. Beautiful bluffs take you right down to the water. Stone pavilions with fireplaces for cold weather camping. Best kept secret.
There aren't many spots in this area. All sites are pretty shaded all day. Swimming is a small but slightly difficult walk down a steep Rocky path. It's rarely crowded which is why we like it.
Could hear the river - right near the campsite. Close to Trail heads - had an awesome covered, but open walls, rock building with a really cool fireplace.
I grew up camping here several times a year. There is a creek to swim or fish in, there are personal pavilions and a larger pavilion for big groups. There is a hiking trail directly from the camp ground. Down the road you can bushwack to Penhook falls. Plenty of privacy on the 2 end sites. There are 3 sites total, no reservations. But you never have trouble getting a spot unless it's a holiday weekend.