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South Marcum Campground

12 Reviews

About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

This Army Corps of Engineers campground at Rend Lake offers 14 tent sites and 147 sites with both electric and full hook-up options. All near drinking water, a dump station, restrooms, showers, a boat ramp & a picnic shelter.

These campsites are on the shores of beautiful Rend Lake in the heart…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 94 ft.

Reviews

12 Reviews of South Marcum Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 7
Joel R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2021

Convenient to I-57

South Marcum Campground is a Corp of Engineers campground just of I-57 in southern Illinois with over 100 reservable campsites. Sites have 30 & 50 amp Electric hookups. There is a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets, and drinking. Also a playground in the Whispering Pines loop. The…

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Lindsay W.
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2020

Pretty but..

I really enjoyed the drive in for this one- crossed the dam, saw tons of deer, fairly large so lots of sites but descent space between them. The view off the lake at sunset was beautiful! However, our site didn’t have water hook up which I though let it should (some did, some didn’t so maybe just…

kent F.
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2020

Nicely spaced out camping!

Great camp ground.. 50 amp service, some with water and some with Full hookup... Dump stations are EZ access on the way out..... Bathrooms were clean, loved Rend Lake.

  • pathways
  • view from our camper
  • steak nite

Location

South Marcum Campground is located in Illinois

Directions

From I-57 take exit 71 and turn west onto Highway 14. After 3 miles turn right on Rend City Road, then right on Rend Lake Dam Rd. Continue 3 miles to the park entrance on the left.

Address

11623 Trailhead Lane
Benton, IL 62812

Coordinates

38.034727037757705 N
88.93982816931805 W

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About This Campground

This Army Corps of Engineers campground at Rend Lake offers 14 tent sites and 147 sites with both electric and full hook-up options. All near drinking water, a dump station, restrooms, showers, a boat ramp & a picnic shelter.

These campsites are on the shores of beautiful Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. Long term reservations are available in the Beaver Lodge and Whispering Pines loops. Covey Point offers double standard sites and Whispering Pines offers double premium sites.

Stop by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Visitor Center to pick up a copy of the Rend Lake brochure and map. Reservations for campsites are made by contacting the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) at toll free number 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777 or on the Internet at www.recreation.gov.

Congratulations! You've just discovered Rend Lake, the perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of activities, events and nature at its best. Even a short visit to Rend Lake will impress you with the versatility of this magnificent area. Rend Lake is made up of 20,633 acres of water and 19,523 acres of land. Wildlife in the area includes deer, turkey, fox, raccoon, opossu, waterfowl, and others as seasons change throughout the year. Whether you're looking for high adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, you'll find it here in the heart of Southern Illinois.

Recreation

Take a leisurely morning stroll, ski or sail lake waters, spend the afternoon viewing inspiring art exhibits and end your day by the warm glow of a campfire under starry night skies. The fields, forests and waters of Rend Lake provide a natural haven for wildlife and an outdoor wonderland for you. Boat, hike, fish, hunt, swim, and explore at your leisure. If you prefer a little less nature, visit one of the resorts around the lake and delight in superb lodging and dining. Just minutes away you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.

Facilities

South Marcum Campground offers more than 100 reservable campsites. Electric hookups are provided at all Recreational Vehicle sites. The campground offers a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets, and drinking water in order to provide a comfortable camping experience for guests. A playground is also conveniently located within the Whispering Pines camping loop near the shower house.

Natural Features

South Marcum Campground sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. With plenty of unobstructed views of the water, campers are able to take in scenic sunsets as well as enjoy activities such as bank fishing, right from the campground.

Nearby Attractions

Rend Lake Dam

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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