Rend Lake


Rend Lake, IL, located in the heart of southern Illinois, is a natural haven for wildlife and a recreational haven for visitors. Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Campers will delight in the nearly 800 sites found in 5 public campgrounds on Rend Lake. Boaters are provided access to the lake through the numerous boat ramps. Beaches, picnic sites and trails provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor fun. Nearby attractions such as the 27-hole championship Rend Lake Golf Course, Southern Illinois Artisans Shop, and the Rend Lake Resort provide special opportunities for the recreationist.


Located near Mt. Vernon, IL, 15 miles south of junction of I-64 and I-57.


(618) 724-2493



11981 Rend City Road Benton, IL 62812-9803


Boating Camping Hiking Horseback Riding Picnicking Visitor Center Water Sports Wildlife Viewing Playground Park Specialized Sport Site Other Recreation Concession Site Hotel/lodge/resort Privately Owned Environmental Education


USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers

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