Campgrounds Johnson Creek Recreation Area

Johnson Creek Recreation Area

The Johnson Creek Recreation Area is located off Route 151 on Johnson Creek and Kinkaid Lake near Ava, Illinois. Numerous trails are available for horseback riding and hiking. A swimming beach is located off the picnic area.

Facilities:
Camping:
A. Hike-in campground........................$5.00/site (6 sites)
B. Single-family campground..................CLOSED
C. Group campground (Equestrian) (20 sites)
*Double unit...................................$9.00/site
*Triple unit....................................$12.00/site

Boat launch
Parking lots
Fire grills
Picnic tables
Fishing piers
Pond
Garbage cans & dump station
Restrooms
Hitching posts Swimming beach
Lantern posts Water hydrants

General information regarding:
*Camping - This campground is open all year and check out time is 2:00 p.m. Please put your campsite number on your self-serve pay envelope. Camping is limited to 14 days at the same developed recreation site.

*Firewood - Dead tree debris on the ground may be used for fire. Living trees, shrubs and plants must not be cut or damaged.

*Horseback riding – Please use designated horse trails in the multi-family campground area. No horseback riding is allowed in single-family campground, hike-in campground, picnic, swim or boat ramp areas.

*Swimming - Swimming hours are 6:00 a.m. to dusk daily, approximately May through September. There are no lifeguards on duty. No glass containers are allowed on the beach.

*Pets – Pets should be confined to a leash and are not allowed on beaches or in the water.
These orders and corresponding map of Johnson Creek Recreation Area are posted at information boards.

Johnson Creek Recreation Area
Shawnee National Forest Jonesboro/Murphysboro Ranger District 2003
618.687.1731

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