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Gun Creek Campground at Rend Lake

12165 Golf Course Drive, Whittington, IL 62897


This Army Corps of Engineers campground at Rend Lake offers 100 sites with both electric and full hook-up options. All are near drinking water, a dump station, restrooms, showers, a boat ramp, picnic shelters and playgrounds.

These campsites are on the shores of beautiful Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. Long term reservations are available in the majority of the Eagle loop. GunCreek Campground is near the Rend Lake Golf Course.  Tent camp sites are available at both South Sandusky Campground and South Marcum Campgroud.

Stop by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Visitor Center to pick up a print copy of the Rend Lake brochure and map.

Reservations for campsites are made by contacting the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) at toll free number 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777 or on the Internet at A credit card must be used to pay fees by phone or on-line. All fees must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made.

America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Senior, Access, Military, Annual, and 4th Grader passes are available through this program and allow for free entrance and day use at Federally-managed facilities. The Senior and Access pass also provides a 50% discount on camping fees. These passes can be obtained at the Rend Lake Project Office. For pass information, visit

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