US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Rend Lake Links



The majority of the Corps of Engineers campsites can be reserved along with all the shelters and group areas at Rend Lake. Reservations can be made by visiting, call the toll-free number at 1-877-444-6777, or in person at the specific campground’s fee booth during business hours.

South Sandusky Campground

7820 Red Oak Lane

Sesser, IL 62884


South Sandusky Campground Map

North Sandusky Campground

8420 Loon Lane

Sesser, IL 62884


North Sandusky Campground Map

Gun Creek Campground

12165 Golf Course Drive

Whittington, IL 62897


Gun Creek Campground Map

South Marcum Campground

11623 Trailhead Lane

Benton, IL 62812


South Marcum Campground Map

For more information about campgrounds, group camps, day use facilities, pricing, and more, view the Rend Lake Park Information Guide.

For seasonal open and closure dates, view the Rend Lake Recreation Schedule.

Day use fees are charged at boat ramps and the beach managed by the Corps of Engineers.

Boat Ramp Launch  $5.00/vehicle
Beach Use $5.00/vehicle

Beach admittance is free for those displaying their registered Corps camp tag, America the Beautiful Pass, or Corps Annual Day Use Pass. A Corps Annual Day Use Pass may be purchased for $40.00 at the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center and at all campground fee booths.

America the Beautiful Passes including the lifetime Senior Pass for visitors 62 years of age and older and the free lifetime Access Pass for permanently disabled U.S. citizens, may be obtained at the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center or on-line at