Jacksonville Lake Fishing Opens Tomorrow, Camping Season April 1 – WLDS


he Jacksonville Lake fishing season opens tomorrow.

The official opening season at camping au lac is April 1stst at 8 a.m. and will close on October 19and.

Boat decals will be available for purchase exclusively at the concession building at Lake Jacksonville beginning April 1st.

Lakes Superintendent Brett Gilbreth said this year is a return to normal at the lake: “Daily passes will be available on the west side of the concession building. Permits for the 2021 season will be valid until we start selling new ones on April 1 when we open the concession and camping season. I don’t think there is anything really different. To be completely honest, I think we are kind of going back to where it was before Covid hit. I don’t think we’re going to have the restrictions that we’ve had for the past two years. Everything else is pretty much the same.

The seasonal camping lease payment deadline is April 30 and a $50 late fee will be applied until May 5. Lease payments will no longer be accepted after May 5. Lots at the lake that are not paid by May 5 will be entered into the 2022 Permanent Camper Lottery to be held May 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the concession building.

Hours of operation for the concession stand and shower at Lake Jacksonville are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8-8 and Sunday 8-4. The concession building will be closed on April 17 for the Easter holidays.

For more information or questions, contact Gilbreth at 217-408-8771 or by email at [email protected]


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