Gun Creek

Rend Lake

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Rend Lake is an incredible natural oasis offering an array of activities and diverse wildlife to explore. Gun Creek Campground provides a comfortable camping experience with 100 reservable campsites and electric hookups, as well as a boat dock, boat ramp, playground, hot showers, and a dump station. Golfers and other visitors can also find nearby attractions such as the Rend Lake Golf Complex.


Congratulations! You've just discovered Rend Lake, the perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of activities, events, and nature at its best. Even a short visit to Rend Lake will impress you with the versatility of this magnificent area. Rend Lake is made up of 20,633 acres of water and 19,523 acres of land. Wildlife in the area includes deer, turkey, fox, raccoon, opossum, waterfowl, and others as seasons change throughout the year. Whether you're looking for high adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, you'll find it here in the heart of Southern Illinois.


Take a leisurely morning stroll, ski or sail lake waters, spend the afternoon viewing inspiring art exhibits and end your day by the warm glow of a campfire under starry night skies. The fields, forests and waters of Rend Lake provide a natural haven for wildlife and an outdoor wonderland for you. Boat, hike, fish, hunt, swim, and explore at your leisure. If you prefer a little less nature, visit one of the resorts around the lake and delight in superb lodging and dining. Just minutes away you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.


Reservations are required for all campsites withing Gun Creek Campground. Gun Creek Campground offers 100 reservable campsites and one large group picnic shelter. All campsites have electric hookups, and the campground offers a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets, and drinking water in order to provide a comfortable camping experience for guests. A boat dock, boat ramp, and playground are also conveniently located within the campground.

Natural Features

Gun Creek sits along the Eastern banks of Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois.

Nearby Attractions

Rend Lake Golf Complex, which includes a 27-hole golf course, restuarant, and lodge.
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