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.
2022 EVERGREEN LAKE BOAT STICKERS ARE HERE!!!
ALL watercraft, including all boats, canoes, pontoons, kayaks, paddleboards, etc. must be registered with the McLean County Dept. of Parks & Rec. Annual decal fees are $48.00 (McLean County Residents receive a $10.00 discount). You can register in-person at the COMLARA Park Visitor Center (Office) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday OR On-line at https://parksandrec.mcleancountyil.gov/eventdetail.aspx?EID=77
ALL ICE ACTIVITIES ON EVERGREEN LAKE ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
WHEN IS ICE SAFE?
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
VISITOR CENTER/OFFICE CLOSED
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The COMLARA Park Visitor Center/Office will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
ALL CAMPSITES ARE NOW ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!
WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE CAMPGROUND UNTIL THE FIRST SATURDAY IN APRIL 2022.
The second and third sections of the Campground, the Water, and the Campground Shower House will be closed up/shut down starting Monday, November 1st, 2021.
Boat Rental & Bait Shop - CLOSED FOR SEASON
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
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!