Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam (formerly the Kaskaskia Lock and Dam) has fifteen sites available. These sites are $10/night and include amenities such as electric, picnic tables, grills, asphalt pads, trash pickup and comfort stations. A responsible person must register and pay fees within a reasonable amount of time after a camp is established or when the fee booth opens. Check out time is 4:00 p.m. The maximum number of campers per site is eight.
There is also a day use area at the upper boat ramp area for those wanting to picnic. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, trash pickup and comfort stations. The Corps picnic shelter is $30 per day (8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.) and may be reserved by contacting the Kaskaskia River Project Office. If the shelter is not reserved, it is available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.
The Confluence Trail is located near the lower boat ramp. The trail is approximately half a mile long and connects the campground to the scenic confluence of the Mississippi River and the Kaskaskia River. In 2010 the trail was designated a National Recreational Trail by the Secretary of Interior. With local partners interpretive materials and a scenic overlook are in the works. Check back for updates.
Special Events Reservations
Groups and organizations may reserve the Confluence Heritage Area for special events.
For more information, please call the Project Office at 618-284-7160.