Lake Glendale Recreation Area
If you are looking for a place in the center of the Shawnee National Forest, then Lake Glendale Recreation Area is for you. Its central location makes it easy to visit main attractions on either side of the forest or any place in-between. Surrounded by tall pine trees and mixed hardwood forests, Lake Glendale Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing and bicycling. The accessible picnic area has a large picnic shelter near the lake with party grills for group gatherings.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Lake Glendale Oak Point Campground and Picnic Areas: 3/1-12/15
Lake Glendale Beach:
Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend - Open 7 days a week until August 1. Lake Glendale Beach will only be open on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) after August 1. Closes for the season after Labor Day.
Lake Glendale Trails and Boat Launch: Open year round
|Area Amenities:||Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking|
|Fees:||Oak Point Campground:
Single campsite=$15 Single electic campsite=$25
Double campsite=$28 Double electic campsite=$48 Swimming Beach Area: Ages 6 and up=$5.00; Ages 1-5yrs.=$3.00; Under 1 year old are free. Fees Subject to Change.
|Closest Towns:||Vienna, IL 62995 or Eddyville, IL 62928|
|Water:||Campground & picnic areas; Showers at campground.|
|Operated By:||Concessionaire - Gary and Andrea Dahmer 618-658-0607|
|Information Center:||For campsite availability, contact Lake Glendale Concessionaire, Gary and Andrea Dahmer at 618-658-0607. For general information: Hidden Springs Ranger District (618) 658-2111|
From Harrisburg: Take Highway 145 south 26.5 miles. Turn left into the recreation area off of Hwy 145.
From Vienna: (intersection I-24 and Hwy 146): Take Hwy 146 east 11 miles to Hwy 145. Go north on Hwy 145 for 2.2 miles and turn right into the recreation area.
From Metropolis: (intersection I-24 and Hwy 145): Take Highway 145 north 18 miles and turn right into the recreation area.
2 pole & line fishing only
Lg./Smallmouth bass or spotted bass -15” min.
Channel Catfish – Daily limit = 6
For site specific regulations or to obtain a fishing license go to Illinois fishing regulations.
Campsites, shower houses, picnic areas
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Lake and Pond Fishing
Boating - Motorized
Boating - Non-Motorized
|Camping trailer:||dump station|
|Picnic tables:||picnic area has large shelter and grills|
|Toilets:||flush toilets & showers|
|Fee charged for some activities:||beach and camping|
|Accessible:||campsites, shower house, picnic areas|
|Boat ramp:||electric motors only|
|Drinking water:||plus showers in campground|