Rend Lake


Rend Lake lies in the heart of southern Illinois in Franklin and Jefferson Counties in a rural environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, manages Rend Lake, and 20,000 acres surrounding the lake. Rend Lake at normal pool covers 18,900 acres with 162 miles of shoreline, a maximum depth of 35 feet, and an average depth of 10 to 15 feet.  More Lake Information

Rend Lake Camping


South Marcum Campground

The South Marcum Campground is located in Southern Illinois on the shores of Rend Lake. More than 100 campsites at South Marcum Campground are available for reservations. At every Recreational Vehicle site,...

Dam West Area

Dam West Area is open only for days that can hold up to 100 people with a sizable picnic shelter with furniture, a grill, and water. The location contains a boat ramp, playground, marina, and dock. For more...

South Sandusky Camp Ground

South Sandusky Campground is located just in the Rend Lake that provides 100 reservable campsites, electric hookups at every campsite, a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets, and drinking water. The...

Rend Lake Cabins In The Woods

It offers a charming campground with lots of cabins to offer. Some cabins have a jacuzzi, full kitchen, front porch, and large cabins for families and larger groups. Campers can use their deer cleaning and...

Gun Creek Campground

It offers one large group picnic shelter and 100 reservable campsites. The campsites are fully equipped with a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets, and drinking water. Plus it has a boat ramp, boat dock,...

Rend Lake Marinas


Rend Lake Marina

Rend Lake Marina offers boating services such as pontoon rentals, overnight slip rentals, covered storage rooms that can handle boats up to 30 feet long, marine engine service, and shrink-wrapping winterizing....

Rend Lake What To Do


Farmstead Foods - Benton Market

Sell and produce a wide array of locally grown and produced products. The owners worked with a number of small family farms in the Illinois/Missouri region to offer chefs and customers some of the greatest...

Anchor Grille Restaurant & Catering

A well-rated family restaurant that serves home-cooked meals from breakfast to lunch. They have a breakfast buffet and a pasta bar. This restaurant has a friendly and welcoming ambiance, with great customer...

Rend Lake Antique Mall Inc

A large mall with lots of antique items inside. It has a very broad range of both common and uncommon antiques in various price ranges. The staff is helpful and accommodating. Prices are quite high but are...

Silkwood Inn Museum

Silkwood Inn Museum is a local museum that has a huge collection of antiques and furnishings from the 1800s. Priscilla, a slave girl, Hollyhock flowers, and the Trail of Tears are all included in a well-known...

Historic Jail Museum

The Franklin County Historic Preservation Society, a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, was established in 1993 with the mission of locating, preserving, and publicizing Franklin County, Illinois's rich...

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Rend Lake Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Rend Lake Weather Forecast

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 91

Saturday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 77

Sunday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 90

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 74

Monday

Sunny

Hi: 93

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 79

Tuesday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 98

Tuesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 78


Rend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 10/13: 41.92 (-363.08)



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