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Dispersed Camping

Lake Glendale Recreation Area

About

Shawnee National Forest

Lake Glendale If you are looking for a place in the center of the Shawnee National Forest, then Lake Glendale Recreation Area is for you. Its central location makes it easy to visit main attractions on either side of the forest or any place in-between. Surrounded by tall pine trees and mixed hardwood forests, Lake Glendale Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing and bicycling. The picnic area has a large picnic shelter near the lake with party grills for group gatherings. Recreation Area brochure/map Lake Glendale Campgound Map

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Location

Lake Glendale Recreation Area is located in Illinois

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Harrisburg: Take Highway 145 south 26.5 miles. Turn left into the recreation area off of Hwy 145.  From Vienna: (intersection I-24 and Hwy 146): Take Hwy 146 east 11 miles to Hwy 145. Go north on Hwy 145 for 2.2 miles and turn right into the recreation area. From Metropolis: (intersection I-24 and Hwy 145):  Take Highway 145 north 18 miles and turn right into the recreation area.

Coordinates

37.41562056 N
88.6608974 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Lake Glendale Recreation Area?

Camping at Lake Glendale Recreation Area can cost between $12.00 and $44.00 depending on the site.

Does Lake Glendale Recreation Area have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Lake Glendale Recreation Area has water hookups.

Are fires allowed at Lake Glendale Recreation Area?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Lake Glendale Recreation Area, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Lake Glendale Recreation Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Lake Glendale Recreation Area does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Lake Glendale Recreation Area?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.