Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sam Parr Fish and Wildlife Area State Park, Newton , IL

Date:  Tuesday June 28 – Thursday June 30, 2016 (2 nights)

Rate:  $18/night

Website:  Sam Parr Fish and Wildlife Area State Park (IL)
   13225 E State Highway 33
   Newton, IL 62448

Description:  Not located near an interstate but still easy to get to in southern Illinois.  Concrete parking pads and picnic table area so the sites are nice and level with 50A electric (dispersed water spigots to fill your tank).  We stayed in site 9 with T&D in site 10.  With about 30 sites, only about a third of the sites are reservable, the rest are walkins.  The sites are spacious and the park is wooded so Gin had to set up our mobile dish for tv.  The roads are paved with several day use picnic areas so it’s a nice place to ride bikes.  There are a couple of boat launches on this small lake which is restricted to 10 horsepower or smaller motors (nice for kayaks too).

Trash and Recycle:  Every site has an individual trashcan but there is no recycling in the park.  Newton (hometown area of Burl Ives) has intermingle recycle bins at a few businesses.

Activities:  Only here for a couple of days so we just enjoyed playing cards, riding bikes in the park and watching campers come in early to get a spot for the upcoming holiday.

On site 9  Site 9 patio
On site 9 with a nice patio
Nice lake for small motors  From the dam
Nice lake for small boats
Tricia enjoying the swings  T&D on the floating dock
Tricia swinging at a day use area              Tricia and Dan on a small dock in the cg
Trumpet vine  Red headed woodpecker
Trumpet vines                                     Local red headed woodpecker

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