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Little Grassy Lake - Crab Orchard NWR

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About This Campground

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Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina sits on Little Grassy Lake, located inside Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. It offers boating and fishing opportunities for bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Where 1,000 acres of crystal clear water , 4 miles long, 1 mile wide, up to 60 feet deep…

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

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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


For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups


4 Reviews of Little Grassy Lake - Crab Orchard NWR

Ratings Breakdown

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Fred  G.
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

Nice little place

Needs some cleaning up. Maybe a maintenance guy that does something other than leave beer cans at the beach.

Daniel P.
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2019

Nice lake-front spots

Around $30/night In 2019 for lake front with RV hookups. Cute little on site store for nick nacks, boat rentals, and fishing bait.

Nice chill vibe.

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2018

Quaint and friendly

This campground is family friendly and right on the lake. We were lucky to come on a cooler weekend and get a more private campsite. You can rent kayaks and canoes for cheap at the marina, it’s close to Giant City, and it is everything I love about Southern IL.

  • Campsite 28 looking from the fire pit in front of the lake!
  • Views while kayaking
SiteSite 28
Month of VisitAugust


Little Grassy Lake - Crab Orchard NWR is located in Illinois


788 Hidden Bay Lane, Makanda, IL 62958 From I-57 take 13 west to Giant City Road go south seven miles to Grassy road make a left 2nd road on the right is Hidden Bay Lane. We are at the end of the road.


37.64400085 N
89.16200036 W

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