LAKE JACKSONVILLE WAS NAMED THE NUMBER ONE FISHING SPOT IN ILLINOIS BY FIELD AND STREAM 2007
BOATING & CAMPING
The Parks & Lakes Department will open gates at Lake Jacksonville on Saturday, February 25, 2017 to enable private camping club member to check on their trailer.
The sale of 2017 seasonal boating permits will begin on April 5, 2017 at Lake Jacksonville Concession stand. No boat sticker will be sold at the City Clerk's Office prior to the season's opening. All 2016 boat stickers are valid until April 5, 2017. Proof of $25,000 liability insurance and proof of IL Department of Natural Resources number are required to purchase a permit.
Lake Jacksonville will officially open for the 2017 camping season Wednesday,
April 5, 2017, and will close for the season on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
All gates will lock at 5:00 p.m.
The lake concession stand will open for business to receive camping and boating fees beginning Wednesday, April 5, 2017, and are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All returning campers must have their 2017 fees paid by 8:00 p.m. Friday,
April 28, 2017.
DEER & DUCK SITES
The drawing for deer and duck sites will be announced at a later date.
Requirement for Deer permit—must be resident of Morgan County & must show their driver’s license.
Requirement for Duck permit—must be a resident of the City & must show their
driver’s license, hunting license, and FOID card.
If you have any questions, please call 217-479-4620 or 217-479-4613.