Tower Rock Campground

Area Status: Open

Located along the banks of the Ohio River, Tower Rock Campground offers beautiful scenery and close proximity to water activities like fishing and boating. The 1/4 mile trail can be accessed near the boat launch.  Be aware this area is prone to flooding when river levels fluctuate.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Toilets
Fees: No Fee
Open Season: May 1 (Open early in April for eclipse) - December 15
Restrictions: No trash receptacles - No garbage pick-up provided.  Pack it in - Pack it out.
Closest Towns: Elizabethtown, IL 62931
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Hidden Springs Ranger District (618) 658-2111

General Information


From intersection of Ilinois State Highway 34 and Illinois State Highway 146, go east on Illinois State Highway 146 approximately 8 miles, turn right onto Tower Rocak Road and head east for 3 miles to the Forest Rd. #575 and turn right 0.5 mile to Tower Rock Campground.  There are directional signs from State Hwy 146 to Tower Rock.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Dispersed Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Boating - Motorized



Camping trailer: pop-up campers and small trailer campers only
Tent camping:
Boat ramp:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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