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North Marcum Day Use Area

Contact Info
Phone 1:
618-724-2493
Basics
Number of Sites:
2

Amenities

Basic Amenities
  • Drinking Water
Special Features
  • Playground

Details

Season
Open through Sun Sep 15 2013
Location
Getting There:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.05694, -88.95111
38°3'25"N, 88°57'4"W

From I-57 exit 77- go west on IL Route 154 for.25 miles. Turn left onto Gun Creek Trail. Go south 3 miles to Marcum Branch Road. Turn right on Marcum Branch Road. Go 1.5 miles to park entrance.

Basic Info
Total Sites:
2
Rend Lake is a relatively shallow reservoir, filled with countless native species of fish, making it an ideal angling destination. Abundant and large crappie and channel catfish are especially popular, along with hybrid striped bass and flathead catfish.

Birding is a popular pastime at the park, and the area provides the ideal habitat for a diverse range of bird species.

The Rend Lake Bike Trail offers opportunities for hiking and biking, along with the nearby Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, which also offers horseback riding.

The lake has earned the reputation of being one of the best waterfowl hunting areas in the state for both ducks and geese. There are also plenty of opportunities for archery and firearm deer hunting at higher elevations. Another popular attraction is the annual controlled pheasant hunt held at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park.

Ranger-led educational programs are available at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. Boat rentals are also available at the Rend Lake Marina.

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