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


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...

North Sandusky Campground

North Sandusky Campground is located in the center of Southern Illinois close to Sandusky Cove on Rend Lake. It offers 60 campsites fully equipped with electric hookups, 16 campsites have full-hookup, and the...

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,...

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...

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


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...

Rend Lake Golf Course

Rend Lake Golf Course offers 27 championship holes with large bent grass greens with an average square footage of 7,500. A mature, natural setting is created through meticulous landscaping. a modern, well-lit...

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...

Franklin County 1910's Garage Museum

The 1910s Franklin County Garage Museum in Benton lets you travel back in time with its antique cars and other automotive products. This garage museum has two sets - the large set runs along the north wall of...

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Rend Lake Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Rend Lake Weather Forecast

Thursday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 79

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 67

Friday

Thunderstorms Likely

Hi: 80

Friday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 66

Saturday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 81

Saturday Night

Rain Showers

Lo: 67

Sunday

Thunderstorms Likely

Hi: 83

Sunday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 64


Rend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


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



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