There are four campgrounds on the Refuge.
Little Grassy Lake and Blue Heron Campgrounds are operated through concession contracts. The Crab Orchard Recreation Association operates the Blue Heron Campground and Marina (formerly known as the Crab Orchard Boat & Yacht Club). The Blue Heron Campground is operated as a public campground. The Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina is operated by Land for Learning Inc., while Refuge personnel operate the Crab Orchard Lake Campground and the Devils Kitchen Lake Campground.
Campers at the Crab Orchard Lake Campground will experience some facility enhancements. Refuge personnel are currently making improvements at the Crab Orchard Lake Campground utilizing recreation fee dollars. These improvements include upgrading electric service, adding water, new grills, enlarging campsites, and adding sewer to some of the sites. The campground will be open from May 1st until October 31st. The camping fees for the Crab Orchard Lake Campground are:
Camp Site Daily Weekly
Full Hook Up $25 $145
Electric/Water $20 $135
Electric $15 $90
Non-Electric $10 $60
The maximum camping period shall be limited to 14 consecutive days.
All camping units, equipment, and personal property must be removed from the campground for 48 hours at the end of any 14 consecutive days.
Campers may return after the 48 hour time period.
For more information about the campgrounds call the refuge visitor center at 618-997-3344 ext. 1, or call the campgrounds directly.
Crab Orchard Campground 618-985-4983
Little Grassy Campground and Marina 618-457-6655
Devils Kitchen Campground 618-998-5933
Blue Heron Campground and Marina 618-985-2572.