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Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
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  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2023

Birds!!

Absolutely beautiful. Sites overlooking the lake. Geese, herons, and owls! Quiet. Vault toilets are a bit dated. We stayed at a non-electric site.

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Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area by Fern B., April 7, 2023
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Reviewed May. 23, 2022

Lots of Room

Love the sites at Sam Parr. Only 33 sites overall (only 1st 10 reservable) but sites are quite large & all have very level concrete pads. Didn’t even have to put out our big rug @ the door because concrete extends all the way to the fire pit & picnic table. Also nice that each site has a trash can as well & they check them 1-2 times during the week. Park Maintenance offers to blow off your site when they come around.

Only reason wasn’t 5 stars is that they need MORE trails. There is one 2.3 mile look near the damn which is very nice, but plenty of opportunity to have more. A few short trails exist in the campground from the sites to the lake but would be really nice if they have a LONG trail or more around the lake itself or along the creek that runs into the lake.

Also good suggestion for nice day trip is Irene’s Winery; about 30 minutes away. It’s in the middle of nowhere down a gravel road but definitely work the trip. We visited on a Sunday & the food was fantastic.

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Dusti M.
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2022

Amazing hospitality

We stayed there for one night. The park superintendent was so polite and helpful. He even told us where they had been stacking wood from clearing out some trees near the campground and encouraged us to use all we need. Very clean pit toilets. Very good fire pits with cooking grates. Every spot has a picnic table and trash can. Very nice close walk to the north boat launch from the campground. Well kept cleared trails. Very nice and well maintained playground in the middle of the campground. Great views of the lake. 4 bars on Verizon.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area by Dusti M., March 7, 2022
  • Review photo of Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area by Dusti M., March 7, 2022
  • Review photo of Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area by Dusti M., March 7, 2022

Location

Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area is located in Illinois

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Directions

From jct Hwy-33 & Hwy 130: Go 3 mi N on Hwy 130.

Address

13225 East State Highway 33
Newton, IL 62448

Coordinates

39.01600023 N
88.12200067 W

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