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Coon Creek Campground Overview

Location: Coon Creek Campground is located within the larger Lake Shelbyville State Park, which is in central Illinois, United States. The campground provides access to the recreational opportunities around Lake Shelbyville.

Amenities: The campground typically offers a range of amenities to campers, which may include:

  • Electrical hookup sites for RVs and trailers
  • Tent camping sites with grassy areas
  • Modern restroom facilities with showers
  • Drinking water access
  • Dump station for RVs
  • Picnic tables and fire rings at each campsite

Activities: Visitors to Coon Creek Campground can enjoy various outdoor activities such as:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking trails
  • Biking
  • Wildlife watching

Reservation Information

Booking Campsites: Normally, you must reserve campsites in advance, either by visiting a reservation website or by calling the park's reservation line. It's important to plan ahead, especially during peak seasons, as spots may fill up quickly.

Fees: The campground charges fees for camping which can vary based on the type of site you choose (e.g., RV site with electricity vs. a basic tent site). It's best to check current rates while making a reservation.

Rules and Regulations

Campground Conduct:

  • Observe quiet hours typically set for overnight to ensure a peaceful experience for all campers.
  • Keep campsites clean to avoid attracting wildlife.
  • Properly store and dispose of food.

Fire Safety:

  • Use fire rings for campfires and never leave fires unattended.
  • Follow any fire restrictions, which may change seasonally or due to weather conditions.


  • Do not feed wildlife.
  • Store food securely.

Pets: Pets may be allowed but must be kept on a leash and under control. Be sure to clean up after your pets.

Alcohol and Drug Policy: Alcohol may be permitted in certain areas but check the specific regulations for Lake Shelbyville State Park. Illicit drugs are prohibited.

Vehicle Regulations: There may be restrictions on vehicle types and parking rules to follow to ensure access for all campers and emergency vehicles.

Environmental Considerations

Leave No Trace:

  • Campers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the natural environment.
  • Carry out all trash and belongings.


  • Do not damage or remove natural features, plants, or animals.
  • Stay on designated trails to reduce erosion and preserve habitats.

For the most current and detailed information, it's recommended that you contact the campground directly or visit their official website. Regulations and available services can change due to management decisions, weather conditions, or public health considerations.

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