Campground Closed
Crab Orchard Lake is closed for the season. It reopens April 1st.
Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Crab Orchard Lake
April 1st - October 31st
$10.00 - $25.00
National Wildlife Refuge
Drive In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 45 ft.
Crab Orchard Lake is located in Illinois
37.7431 N
-89.1178 W
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5 Reviews of Crab Orchard Lake
Good times

Lots to see and do. we love to fish and camp on Crab. Great Lake. We camp at Blue Heron Campground in Carterville, right on Crab Orchard Lake. Places to eat and shop close by. Pizza can be delivered to campground. We camp there 6-8 times a year, several days at a time. It is my husbands favorite place to Bass Fish.

Crab Orchard

Really like this place for camping and hiking, lots of trails really like the area.

Great site!

We really loved this site! There was a lot of goose poop but other than that it was great! Cool breeze off the lake!

A little close to Rt 13, but the lakeside sites are so nice!

While you can hear the highway, it's not super noticeable and easy to tune out. This campground has some beautiful sites right next to the lake. There is also a little beach for campers to enjoy. Friendly staff sometimes host little educational presentations for kids. They are currently working on some improvements on the campground, so you may see or hear some construction going on.

First to Review
Excellent lakeside sites

Wthat a nice find in southern Illinois just outside of Marion. Very big roomy and grassy sites. Some right on the lake shore. This is a national conservation area so our national park passes are accepted meaning only $10 a night for electric and water. Full hookups $12.50. (Double the fee if you do not have a pass.) Boat ramps available. Very friendly and accomodating management. You will like it. Pets allowed. Internet accessible with my smartphone.