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North Sandusky Campground, Sesser, Illinois

North Sandusky Campground is situated around Sandusky Cove on Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. With sweeping views of the water available from most campsites, North Sandusky provides an ideal location for scenic recreation on Rend Lake. Rend Lake is made up of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Wildlife in the area includes white tailed deer, wild turkey, fox, raccoon, opossum, waterfowl, and others as seasons change throughout the year.

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Take a leisurely morning stroll, ski or sail lake waters, spend the afternoon viewing inspiring art exhibits and end your day by the warm glow of a campfire under starry night skies. The fields, forests and waters of Rend Lake provide a natural haven for wildlife and an outdoor wonderland for you. Boat, hike, fish, hunt, swim, and explore at your leisure. If you prefer a little less nature, visit one of the resorts around the lake and delight in superb lodging and dining. Just minutes away you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.


North Sandusky Campground offers more than 60 reservable campsites. All campsites have electric hookups, and the campground offers a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets, and drinking water in order to provide a comfortable camping experience for guests. A boat dock, boat ramp, playground, and disc golf course are also conveniently located next to the campground.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 38.07111, -89.00556 38°4'16"N, 89°0'20"W From I-57 take exit 77 and turn west on Route 154. After 4.5 miles turn south onto Rend City Road. Continue through the four-way stop and follow signs to the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility

  • Accessible Flush Toilets

  • Accessible Sites

  • Birding

  • Boat Ramp

  • Dock

  • Drinking Water

  • Dump Station

  • Electric Hookups

  • Fishing

  • Grills

  • Picnic Shelters

  • Playground

  • Showers

  • Swimming

  • Trash Collection

Within 10 Miles

  • Beach Access

  • Boat Rental

  • Laundry

  • Marina

  • Nature Trails

  • Trails

Know Before You Go

  • One RV and three tents or four tents are permitted

  • Register with gate attendant upon arrival

  • Additional first-come, first-served sites are available

  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site.

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