Minooka Park is located on the south side of Wilson Lake and is the most highly developed area on the lake. Amenities include 145 campsites of which 57 have water and electrical and 60 have electrical hookups. Facilities available include a reservable group camp, one reservable day use shelter, fish cleaning station, playgrounds, sand volleyball court, three boat ramps, designated swim beach, two shower buildings, two sanitary dump stations, and numerous vault toilets. Fees are $24 for a water and electric site, $22 for an electric site, and $18 for a basic non-utility site. Our recreation season runs from May 15th to September 15th.
"Extended stay" campsites are available at Minooka Park as well. These sites will be available on a "walk-in" or "first-come first-serve" basis. No reservations will be allowed. Extended stay permits (see below) will allow customers to stay up to 45 consecutive days in the campground. If interested, ask the Park Attendants or Park Rangers about this program.
There is a $20 utility fee charge during the non-recreational season (September 16th to May 14th) at sites that provide electrical hookups. Standard sites without utility hookups are free.
Group Camp Area
This reservable group camp area currently consists of 12 electric back-in campsites. The average width and length for the majority of these sites is 24’ X 55’ with a few sites offering 20’ X 120’ widths and lengths. There are 7 campsites that offer electrical hook-ups and 7 campsites that consist of water/electrical hook-ups, one of these sites being handicapped accessible. This area includes playground equipment, large ground fire ring, upright grill, group shelter (20’ X 36’) and waterborne facility (2 flush toilets and 2 wash basins with hot/cold running water). Established campsites were constructed to provide utility services to an individual camping unit.
Customers (not visitors) utilizing the camping facilities at Minooka Park will be entitled to complementary passes which will allow them free access to Corps of Engineers managed boat ramps presently under the “day use fee system”. These passes may be obtained at the Park Attendant station. Check-in time for the group camp is 2:00 p.m. and checkout for the day of departure is 2:00 p.m. Gates to the group camp area will not be unlocked earlier than 2:00 p.m.
Make Reservations for Minooka Park
Extended Stay Permit