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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
Hands-on science fun on August 2, 2014
Benton, IL- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake invites you to attend this week’s Environmental Science Series program to be held in the Rend Lake Visitor Center on Saturday August 2nd . “Hands-on Science Fun” will be presented by The Science Center of Southern Illinois. Join us at 11:00 a.m. when we will be investigating volcanoes.
Published: 7/30/2014
Turtles & Toads program to be held at Rend Lake July 26, 2014
Benton, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake cordially invites everyone to join us this Saturday, July 26th, at the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center Multi-Purpose Room as we gather to get up close and personal with some native creatures of Southern Illinois.
Published: 7/24/2014

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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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