North Sandusky Day-Use

Rend Lake



Rend Lake is a 20,633 acre lake in Southern Illinois filled with wildlife and offering a variety of activities such as boating, fishing, and exploring. The North Sandusky Day Use Area provides group picnic shelters, boat ramp, dock, playground and disc golf course for visitors to enjoy.


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.


North Sandusky Day Use Area features two large group picnic shelters with tables, grills, and drinking water. The shelters can accommodate up to 50 guests each, and the area has a boat ramp, boat dock, playground, and disc golf course all within walking distance.

Natural Features

North Sandusky Day Use Area sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois.


For facility specific information, please call (618) 724-2493.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
North Sandusky
Rend Lake
0.6mi 100%
Shagbark Group Area
Rend Lake
Dam West Area (Day-Use)
Rend Lake
South Sandusky
Rend Lake
2.3mi 100%
North Marcum Day Use Area
Rend Lake
Dale Miller Youth
Rend Lake
3.6mi 67%
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