Beaver Dam State Park

Plainview, Illinois

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As I drove around the bend from the entrance of Beaver Dam State Park to the lakefront, I immediately wanted to stop, get out of the car, and stretch out on one of the benches facing the lake to take in the view. The lake is the centerpiece of this picturesque park, with its gently rolling hills, mature oak and hickory woods, marshlands, and picnic areas overlooking the lake. The man-made parts—lakefront, restaurant, pavilions, docks, and restrooms—are also well maintained and attractive. Visit just about any weekend during camping season, and you’ll see that Beaver Dam is a popular destination.
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by John Schirle (Menasha Ridge Press)

As I drove around the bend from the entrance of Beaver Dam State Park to the lakefront, I immediately wanted to stop, get out of the car, and stretch out on one of the benches facing the lake to take in the view. The lake is the centerpiece of this picturesque park, with its gently rolling hills, mature oak and hickory woods, marshlands, and picnic areas overlooking the lake.

The man-made parts—lakefront, restaurant, pavilions, docks, and restrooms—are also well maintained and attractive. Visit just about any weekend during camping season, and you’ll see that Beaver Dam is a popular destination.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Plainview
Campsites: 18 Class B; 66 Class A (RV), 1 Cabin
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Beaver Dam State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

10/8/2013
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This is a really great little park. Beautiful lake and some good trails. Great camping experience for the family. Fishing is very hit and miss but there are some very large fish available as well as stocked trout.



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May 2018