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.
COMLARA PARK/EVERGREEN LAKE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE DURING FIREARM PORTION OF THE DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
COMLARA Park/Evergreen Lake will be closed to general use November 18-20 and December 1-4 to allow for the Firearm portion of the Deer Management Program. Fisherman wanting to fish can do so at the Pumphouse and in Campground Cove from the shoreline only. The front section of the Campground, sites 1-33, will remain open, as well.
ALL CAMPSITES NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR THE CAMPGROUND.
BOAT RENTAL/BAIT SHOP IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
WE STILL HAVE BAIT AND WILL CONTINUE TO SELL IT UNTIL WE RUN OUT.
CLOSED FOR SEASON- F.R. Glasener Beach
We Now Have Two Pontoons for Rental!
The Evergreen Lake Boat Rental now has two Pontoons to rent! Prices remain the same! $100 for 2 hours, $175 for four hours, and $325 for eight hours! Call Now to reserve yours for that special occasion at (309) 434-6770. Reservations can be made for dates April 2 through October 9, 2022
|Dec - Feb||Cross Country Ski Trails Open||Available when conditions permit|
|April 2||Camping Reservations Accepted||In Person & Online Reservations April 2 (Phone-in & Mail accepted Monday, April 4)|
|April 2||Boat Rental/Bait Shop Opens||Weekends Only|
|May 28||Swimming Beach Opens||7 Days/Week|
|May 28||Boat Rental Opens||7 Days/Week|
|June & July||Archery Deer Hunt Applications||Available|
|June 4||Tri Shark Triathlon||Swim, Bike & Run (www.tri-shark.org)|
|June 25||Central Illinois Open Water Swim (CIOWS)|
|July & August||Firearm Deer Hunt Applications||Available|
|July 9||COMLARA Park Ice Cream Social||Ice Cream, Soft Drinks, Children's Games & More|
|July 13 - 17||Evergreen Lake Knap-In||Arrowhead and Spear Point Crafting Demonstration + Additional Vendors|
|July 16||Take A Kid Fishing Tourney||Evergreen Lake - Registration Day Of|
|July 31||Archery Deer Hunt Application Deadline|
|August 8||Swimming Beach Closed||Weekdays Only|
|August 31||Firearm Deer Hunt Application Deadline|
|September 5||Last Day Swimming Beach Open|
|September 6||Boat Rental Closed||Weekdays Only|
|Oct 1 - Nov 11||Deer Management Program - Archery||COMLARA Park - Designated Areas Closed|
|October 9||Boat Rental Closed for Season|
|October 15||Last Day Bait Shop Open|
|October 15||Fall Colors Family||Marshmallow & Weiner Roast, Hayrack Rides, Music, Children's Games, Haunted Hayrack Rides, Children's Candy Hunt & More|
|October 16||Last Day - Camping Reservations|
|November 18 - 20||Deer Management Program - Shotgun||COMLARA Park - Closed to General Use|
|December 1 - 4||Deer Management Program - Shotgun||COMLARA Park - Closed to General Use|
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