There are several campgrounds within the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge: Crab Orchard Campground, Little Grassy Campground and Marina,
Devils Kitchen Campground, and the Blue Heron Campground and Marina (formerly the Crab Orchard Yacht Club).
The Crab Orchard Lake Campground is undergoing some facility enhancements. Refuge personnel are currently making improvements at the Crab Orchard Lake Campground utilizing recreation fee dollars. These improvements include upgrading electric service, adding water, new grills, enlarging campsites, and adding sewer to some of the sites. The Campground is projected to reopen by April 30, 2010. The new camping fees for the Crab Orchard Lake Campground are:
Camp Site Daily Weekly
Full Hook Up $25 $145
Electric/Water $20 $135
Electric $15 $90
Non-Electric $10 $60
For more information about the campgrounds call the refuge visitor center at 618-998-5933, or call the campgrounds directly.
Crab Orchard Campground 618-985-4983
Little Grassy Campground and Marina 618-457-6655
Devils Kitchen Campground 618-998-5933
Blue Heron Campground and Marina 618-985-2572.