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Beach Blast at Rend Lake, June 13
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is hosting the annual Rend Lake Beach Blast Saturday, June 13, at the South Sandusky Beach. Rend Lake Park Rangers will host this fun-filled event that includes games for all ages, music, and learning how to be safe while in and around the water. This popular event will kick off at noon and will run until 4:00 p.m.
Published: 6/9/2015
Corps of Engineers’ Ranger Named Illinois Non-Formal Educator of the Year
Rend Lake Natural Resource Specialist Dawn Kovarik has become the first employee in the Corps of Engineers to be selected Non-Formal Educator of the Year for 2015 by the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. The association cited Kovarik’s outstanding commitment to environmental education to the public who visit Rend Lake in Illinois, one of five lakes in the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Published: 4/24/2015
Temporary Area Closings during Deer Seasons at Rend Lake
REND LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind visitors that the some recreation areas will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during the first weekend of the 2014 firearm deer season, November 21-23, 2014. In addition, all sections of the Rend Lake Bike Trail, which are under the management of the Corps of Engineers, will be temporarily close to persons not actively involved in the sport of deer hunting. This closure will be in effect during all state firearm deer hunting seasons.
Published: 11/10/2014
Serengeti Steve returns to Rend Lake Visitor Center
REND LAKE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to join us this Saturday, August 30th at the Rend Lake Visitor Center for the final Environmental Science Series Program of the 2014 season. The very popular, Serengeti Steve, will wrap up our season by presenting The Reptile Experience. Two programs will be presented the first begins at 11:00 a.m. and the second at 2:00 p.m. Join us as snakes, lizards, scorpions, and much more will be a part of your “reptile experience.”
Published: 8/26/2014

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Contact

Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center
11981 Rend City Rd.
Benton, IL. 62812

Telephone:
Project Office: (618) 724-2493 
Fax: (618) 724-4089

Email:
RendInfo-MVS@usace.army.mil

Visitor Center Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Camping Reservations:
1-877-444-6777

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