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About Argyle Lake State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Argyle Lake State Park is located in Illinois
40.453 N
-90.801 W
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5 Reviews of Argyle Lake State Park
Best tent camping

This campground has the best tent camping sites we have stayed at. It also has great hiking! We have been 2 times and plan to go again!


Camp grounds are clean and easily accessible if that's what you're after. Also have a few hike in spots. Lots of boating and fishing. Also has areas for hunting during the seasons.

Fishing the spillway, and a hike foraging for mushrooms!

As you enter the park on a long road in, it opens up into an RV site first. The road will surround the lake for an AMAZING motorcycle ride, or a walk with your dog.

Labor day weekend at Lake Argyle State Park

We had never been to this Campground. We stayed in the Big Oak area. All sites are gravel and we didn't have any problems getting level. Our site was B-7 and friends were on B-5. Nice space and not crowded. The Campground seemed to be well taken care of. It was very quiet and we enjoyed our weekend. The problems were a broken water line a few years ago so no water in the upper Campground. The only bathrooms were pit toilets and the roofs need replaced on all of them. The shower house is out of commission because of the bad roof. We did find that the lower Campground area did have water.

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Stay Away from Argyle Lake State Park - Camp somewhere else

We stayed at Argyle Lake State Park in the Twisted Oak Campground, site 20. It was terrible. They had just mowed the grass after letting it grow 6 inches high, so it was everywhere. As a result grass stuck to everything and was on everyone. Imagine a hairy dog or cat shedding all of its hair and getting all over you.

The campground had very little tree cover and the campsites were right on top of one another. In the summer heat you get cooked.

Adding insult to injury the bathrooms were disgusting. This makes family camping with small children very difficult. I did not take any pictures and cannot comment on the lake or the rest of the park because we only stayed one night and left first thing in the morning because we had such a bad experience.

Personally, a lot of these problems could be remedied by decreasing the number of sites (to create more space), planting more trees, and hiring a staff who takes pride in the cleanliness of the campgrounds.