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.
DON'T FORGET WE START TAKING PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS AND GROUP CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2024 SEASON STARTING TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2024!
The Parks Department will begin accepting reservations for Picnic Shelters and the two Group Campsites (MRA and White Oak) starting on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you'd like more information, please call us at (309) 434-6770.
For the Main Campground/Individual Campsites, reservations can be made starting Saturday, April 6, 2024. For making reservations On-Line: Reservations can be made starting at 12:01 a.m. at www.camplife.com/comlara, & For making reservations In-Person: Reservations can be made at the COMLARA Park Visitor Center starting at 8:00 a.m. Phone-In reservations will be accepted starting Monday, April 8, 2024 beginning at 8:00 a.m. by calling (309) 434-6770.
ONLY FRONT SECTION OF CAMPGROUND OPEN NOW AND ALL WATER IS NOW SHUT DOWN INCLUDING THE DUMPSTATION.
Only the front section of the COMLARA Park Campground, sites 1-33, remain open for the Winter Season. There are both 30-Amp and 50-Amp sites available. ALL water is now shut down for the season, including the Dumpstation.
REGISTRATION FOR CAMPSITES (WINTER MONTHS)
THE COMLARA PARK VISITOR CENTER/OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2023 AND MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2023 AND FOR THE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY ON MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2024.
NIGHTCRAWLERS AND REDWORMS STILL AVAILABLE AT PARK VISITOR CENTER.
We are out of minnows at the Evergreen Lake Bait Shop. We do still have Nightcrawlers and Redworms at the Park Visitor Center while they last. Park Visitor Center hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends. Thank you!
EVERGREEN LAKE REMAINS A 10HP OR LESS LAKE!
The horsepower limit on Evergreen Lake remains 10hp or less. You can use a larger motor to load and unload from your trailer. Motors greater than 10hp MUST be propped out of the water once you are away from the launch docks. YOU CANNOT IDLE A LARGER MOTOR AT NO-WAKE SPEED ON EVERGREEN LAKE. Thank you.
|Dec - Feb||Cross Country Ski Trails Open||Available when conditions permit|
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