Parks & Recreation
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.
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2021!
NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION AT EVERGREEN LAKE
Starting April 1, 2021, Evergreen Lake will have a New Crappie Regulation. The New Regulation will state:
CRAPPIE - White, Black, or Hybrid - 15 Fish Daily Harvest Limit with no more than 5 fish greater or equal to 10 inches
2021 Evergreen Lake Watercraft Decals ARE HERE!!!!
The 2021 Evergreen Lake Watercraft Decals are NOW AVAILABLE! If you’d like to get your Boat Permit for Evergreen Lake, you can do it a couple of ways. Register online OR In-person at the Park Visitor Center during operating hours. Operating hours are currently 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please remember if you put something on Evergreen Lake and it floats, you must have a Lake Registration Decal. This includes all boats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, sailboards, paddleboards, etc. Fees remain the same for 2021. An Annual Registration for NON-COUNTY Residents is $48.00 and for McLean County Residents it is $38.00. Thank you!
ICE FISHING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AT EVERGREEN LAKE!
When is ice safe?
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PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION!!
ALL CAMPSITES ARE NOW ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS! RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
Sections 2 & 3 (Campsites 34-126) of the Main Campground and Shower house will be closed down, and the water in the whole Campground will be shut off, by November 10, 2020.
Only the 1st or front section (Sites 1-33) of the Main Campground remain open year around.
The White Oak Primitive Campsites are now closed for the season.
BOAT RENTAL & BAIT SHOP* NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
* - The Evergreen Lake Bait Shop is now closed for the season. Thank you for your patronage! See you in the Spring!
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!