UPDATE: While select Illinois state parks, fish and wildlife areas and recreational areas opened May 1, concessionaires remain closed. As such, the Golconda Marina, located in Golconda, Illinois, will remain closed. Still, the Department does not want to deprive Illinoisans of access to their private property. Individuals may contact the marina on an individual basis to gain access to their boats. All other aspects of the concession will remain closed until further notice.
To schedule an appointment with the Golconda Marina, call 618-841-5064 or 618-304-1954.
Golconda Marina is located in the southeastern portion of Pope County along a scenic stretch of the Ohio River at Golconda. The 274-acre site is a full-service boat marina with 206 slips. The marina serves as the gateway to the Smithland Pool area of the Ohio River. Smithland Pool, a 23,000-acre recreational area of fingered tributaries off the Ohio River, is recognized as one of the finest fishing and boating areas in the nation.
While groups of 25 or more are welcome and encouraged to use the park's facilities, they are required to register in advance with the site office to avoid crowding or scheduling conflicts.
At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors.
Pets must be kept on leashes at all times.
Actions by nature can result in closed roads and other facilities. Please call ahead to the park office before you make your trip.
We hope you enjoy your stay. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints.