Activities at Henderson County Conservation Area


Tent and trailer sites are available. All campers must obtain a camping permit from the park personnel. Group camping is permitted; all groups of more than 25 persons need advance permission to enter the area.

Fishing and Boating

The lake contains bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, carp and sauger. A boat launch is on the east side of the lake. Motors are not allowed; electric trolling only.


There is one area on a hill with tables and toilets.

Winter Sports

Ice skating and ice fishing are permitted on the lake when the ice is thick enough.

For Your Information

Numerous state sites are within easy access of every part of the state. Lodges, cabins and dining rooms are important features of Illinois Beach, Starved Rock, Pere Marquette, White Pines Forest, Giant City and Cave-In-Rock. Reservations for lodging should be made with lodge managers.