Effingham, Illinois

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Effingham, Illinois, USA

Recreation in Effingham, Illinois

State Parks

  • Stephen A. Forbes State Park 618-547-3381
    6924 Omega Road, Kinmundy, IL 62854
    off I-57
    A 585 acre lake surrounded by forest that you can camp in and go fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, water-skiing, picnicking, hiking, and horseback riding. more info

Lakes & Marinas

  • J & J Marina 217-868-5879
    Marina Drive, Effingham, IL 62401
    On Lake Sara
    Offers boat rentals, bait, tackle, boat slips, winterizing, food, drinks, and much more.  more info  map

  • Lake Sara 217-868-2964
    Routes 32-33 North, Effingham, IL 62401
    The lake is a great place for swimming, fishing, water-skiing, and camping. more info  map

  • Sportman's Cove Marina 217-868-2329
    Park Road, Effingham, IL 62401
    Lake Sara
    Services offered here include boat rentals, bait & tackle shop, ice, slip rentals (covered and open), large boat launching area, propane tanks filled, launch permits,... more info  map

Recreation Areas

  • Community Park 217-342-4415
    East Temple Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401
    This 35-acre park offers three lighted baseball/softball diamonds, four lighted tennis courts, three playground areas, and an outdoor ice skating rink. There are four... more info  map

  • Evergreen Hollow Park 217-342-4415
    West Evergreen Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401
    Features 27 acres and is the site of an outdoor aquatics complex, two lighted and one unlighted baseball/softball diamond, flag football field, four lighted tennis... more info  map

  • Hendelmeyer Park 217-342-4415
    1906 South Fourth Street, Effingham, IL 62401
    This 18-acre park offers two lighted and one unlighted baseball/softball diamonds, four lighted tennis courts, two playground areas, a picnic area, pavilion and... more info  map


  • K-Bowl 217-342-4145
    North Keller Drive, Effingham, IL 62401
    Next to Keller Convention Center
    Offers 32 lanes of Brunswick automatic scoring and a bumper system for the small bowlers.  more info  map

  • Silver Dollar Lanes 217-342-3939
    2300 South Banker Street, Effingham, IL 62401
    Bowling center and lounge with pro-shop, arcade and billiards. Bumper lanes are available for young bowlers. There is Galaxy bowling on Saturday nights.  more info  map



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