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About Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area
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Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area is located in Illinois
Latitude
38.543 N
Longitude
-88.591 W
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1 Review of Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area
First to Review
Nice Lake, Not so great campground

We reserved here last minute for Memorial Day weekend, 2018. That said, we couldn't be choosy when it came to getting a site and we ended up with Site 8. It was literally on a culvert pipe on top of the ditch. Luckily we were camping with 3 other families a little ways down the campground so we did everything at their sites 11, 12, and 13, which were pretty spacious. Those were right along the trail down to the lake, so we were able to kayak nearby and it was a short walk to fish on the lake.

There are no restrooms, only pit toilets, so obviously no showers. The campground was pretty quiet for a holiday weekend so that was nice. The playground equipment was a short bike ride down the road, but right in the sun mid day so the equipment was too hot for the kids to play on until evening.

When I checked the info for the campground on ReserveAmerica, it said that it had a beach on the lake, but when we arrived we discovered there was no longer a beach. The lake was beautiful to kayak on though, lots of little fingers to explore and see the wildlife.

Overall not bad because we came with family, but would've been sorely disappointed if that wasn't the case. Probably won't be back