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Chester, IL

 

Land Resource Management

1 Taylor Street, Room 207

Chester, IL 62233

Voice: 618.826.5000 ext 228

Fax: 618.826.3750

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www.randolphco.org

Events

Eclipse 2024 in Randolph County 

On Monday, April 8, 2024, the next total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from Randolph County. Thousands visited in August of 2017 and were thrilled by a spectacular totality of more than two minutes. Next year's will top three minutes! 

Plan a trip to Randolph County now. We have more than 200 available hotel/motel rooms and over 1,200 campsites! (See below) Make a weekend of it. There is much to see and do here, including the French Colonial Historic District, the genesis of French Colonialism in America. Randolph County on the Mississippi River, was once the western boundary of the United States. Fishing, birding, the Roscoe Misselhorn Museum is here, so are the World Shooting & Recreation Complex, the Popeye Character Trail, golf courses, an antique eight-sided school house, the Pierre Menard Home, and so many other places to see and things to do. Restaurants abound and you can fly in to Sparta's Hunter Field Airport or Perryville, Missouri Airport just across the Mississippi River. 

Camping:

(You can make reservations 6 months in advance.)

Randolph County State Recreation Area

4301 South Lake Drive

Chester, IL 62233

Multiple Campsites

 

World Shooting & Recreation Complex

1 Main Event Lane

Sparta, IL 62286

Multiple Campsites

 

For either of these camping locations:

Click on DNR.Illinois.gov/parks.html

Click on Reserve your campsite

 

Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site

14372 Park Road

Ellis Grove, IL 62241

Multiple Campsites

For a reservation:

Click on DNRhistoric.Illinois.Gov

 

Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam

4800 Lock & Dam Road

Modoc, IL 62261

15 campsite at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. Each site has electricity, a picnic table and a fire pit with centrally located water source and shower house. There is a separate dump site. $20 each night. No reservations with anytime electronic check-in. First come ... first served. 

 

Near Confluence Heritage Park

Request Lock & Dam Tours

Within the Prairie du Rocher French Colonial Historic District

More information, click on http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/.../Kaskaskia-River-Project/

Hotel, Motel, B & B Accommodations

 

Baldwin

 

K-River Motel & Campground

7797 IL-154

Baldwin, IL 62217

618.785.2564 

Chester

Best Western

2150 State Street

Chester, IL 62233

618.826.3034

 

Prairie du Rocher

 

Conner House Bed & Breakfast

315 Main Street

Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277

618.284.8752

 

Red Bud

 

Red Bud Country Inn

1617 South Main Street

Red Bud, IL 62278

618.282.4444

 

Sparta

 

Holiday Inn Express

1301 North Market Street

Sparta, IL 62286

618.443.6020

 

Sparta Motel

700 South St. Louis Street

Sparta, IL 62286

618.443.3614

 

The Orchid House

204 West Main Street

Sparta, IL 62286

(305) 849-4301

Come for the weekend or a week long vacation you will always remember. Welcome ... to Randolph County, Illinois!