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Shagbark Group Area

Rend Lake



Rend Lake is a perfect place to explore nature in Southern Illinois, offering activities like boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and hunting. Shagbark Group Area Campground provides a comfortable experience with electric hookups, flush toilets, and drinking water. The area is surrounded by mature forest populated with deer and turkey.


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.


Shagbark Group Area Campground can accommodate up to 200 campers. The campground consists of electric hookups, flush toilets, and drinking water, in order to create a comfortable camping experience.

Natural Features

Shagbark Group Area sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the North Sandusky Campground. This area is heavily populated with deer and turkey that roam through the mature forest surrounding the loop.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
South Sandusky
Rend Lake
0.6mi 100%
Dam West Area (Day-Use)
Rend Lake
North Sandusky Day-Use
Rend Lake
North Sandusky
Rend Lake
2.1mi 100%
North Marcum Day Use Area
Rend Lake
Dale Miller Youth
Rend Lake
3.4mi 67%
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