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.

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.  

PARK VISITOR CENTER/OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED NOVEMBER 24 & 25, 2022 FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!

ROAD REPAIRS BEGINNING OCTOBER 3rd - EXPECT DELAYS!

Construction on the Main Road going through the Campground and the Main Road going to the Main Boat Launch and Boat Rental/Bait Shop will start sometime October 3rd and take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete, weather permitting.  There will be an alternate Exit/Entrance in the Campground between campsites 103 & 105.  There will also be a temporary road down to the Dumpstation, Boat Launch, and Bait Shop.   Please be patient as you can expect delays during this time.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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

2022 Calendar of Events

DATE EVENT INFORMATION
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

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