Parks & Recreation

Our Mission

It is the mission of the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation to ensure adequate provision for high-quality regional parks and related outdoor recreational activities for all citizens of McLean County in the most cost-efficient manner.

ENTIRE PARK/LAKE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE DURING THE FIREARM PORTION OF THE DEER HUNT

NOVEMBER 22, 23, & 24  AND  DECEMBER 5, 6, 7, & 8

CAMPGROUND & VISITOR CENTER WILL REMAIN OPEN. 

 FISHING IS ONLY ALLOWED AT PUMP STATION, CAMPGROUND COVE, AND JONE’S POND

PARK OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2019.  WE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FOR THE NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020.

PARK OFFICE HOURS WILL RESUME AT 8:00 A.M. ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2019 AFTER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY AND AT 8:00 A.M. ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AFTER THE NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY.

The Deer Run, Run 8K Trail Run

Saturday, December 14, 2019

For more information and to register for the event: https://signup.itsracetime.com/Race/IL/Hudson/DeerRunRun?fbclid=IwAR3NvR_tP9Z-gtwPHlPCrRwEEBNPe4NClBWupYCCXN-vKvqGJ089ueqXuJ4

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REMINDER - ALL CAMPSITES ARE NOW ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. WE WILL START TAKING RESERVATIONS AGAIN NEXT APRIL, 2020.

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BAIT SHOP & BOAT RENTAL ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE.

               ADOPT-A-TREE PROGRAM

            Would you like to Adopt-A-Tree at COMLARA Park?

In the last couple of years, the park staff has had to cut down several Ash Trees that were destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer, specifically in the Campground and Main Recreation Area (MRA).  For a donation of $100.00, the Park’s Dept. will purchase a 5-6 ft. tree and have a small plaque made with it to say you donated it and/or in memory of someone who was special to you.  For a donation of $200, the Park’s Dept. will purchase an 8-12 ft. tree and have a larger, more decorative plaque made with it to say you donated it and/or in memory of someone who was special to you.

FMI CONTACT MIKE AT (309) 242-5806 OR TALK TO A STAFF MEMBER AT THE PARK VISITOR CENTER.  THANK YOU! 

Camping Reservations for 2020

Camping Reservations for the COMLARA Park Campground began, via online registration, at 12:01 am on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Phone-in and mail reservations began Monday, April 6th at 8:00 am.  

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY.

COMLARA PARK CAMPING RESERVATIONS

Reservations can be made starting the first Saturday in April for dates through October 20th.  A non-refundable deposit of the first night's camping fee plus a separate $7.00 (in person) or $10 (phone-in/online) reservation fee per site is required. Reservations for an upcoming weekend cannot be made after noon on Thursday prior to the weekend. When making a reservation, your deposit must be charged to your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card at that time. Reservations by mail should include name, address, phone number, and date of reservation, preferred site number, and a deposit in the form of a check or money order. Reservations can be made in-person at the COMLARA Park Visitor Center during operating hours.  View the COMLARA Park Interactive Map for campsite locations and photos.

Online reservations can be made at www.camplife.com/COMLARA.

COSTELECTRIC (50 AMP)ELECTRIC (30 AMP)NON-ELECTRIC
Site Fee$27$24$21
Rsvn Fee (in-person)$7$7$7
TOTAL$34$31$28
*McLean County residents receive a $2.00 discount per night per site

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