Update: May 1st, the following areas of the park are OPEN:
- Walking is permitted throughout the park, including campgrounds.
- Boat ramps are open for boating and fishing; limit of two people per boat regardless of relationship of people in the boat.
- Pit toilets are open throughout the park; flush toilet and handwashing sinks are located in the Hickory Point east boat ramp.
The following areas of the park are CLOSED:
- Park office is closed to the public, but office personnel are available to answer informational phone calls.
- All campgrounds closed to camping but are open for walking or biking.
Located minutes southeast of Springfield, Sangchris Lake State Park serves as a perfect home-base for enjoying outdoor activities including fishing, boating, camping, hunting, picnics and family gatherings amid native forests of oak, maple, butternut and persimmon.
The park totals more than 3,000 acres, with 120 miles of shoreline on Sangchris Lake, a power station cooling lake constructed in 1964.
Camping is available near the lakeshore at the Deer Run and Hickory Point campgrounds, with accessible campsites at both locations.
Sangchris Lake is an angler's paradise, with bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, with easy boat access from the east and western shores, as well as the Strawkas Point launch just off Ill. Rt. 104.
Hunters enjoy waterfowl, dove, deer, squirrel and upland seasons at Sangchris Lake. Hikers can enjoy wildflowers and songbirds along scenic nature trails. For equestrians, there are 20-miles of trails to explore.
Stay up to date on activities at Sangchris Lake State Park with the site's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SangchrisLakeStatePark.