Nice get-away in the Eastern shrub steppe. There is a nice day use area, but not really a good place to swim. It is too shallow and muddy. The boat launches are long and steep. Judging from the fish cleaning station use and the fishermen chatter, the fishing is good - bass, perch, crappie and walleye. We kayaked and it is a fairly interesting paddle. Lots of great birds in the area - pelicans, great white egrets, great blue herons, coots, grebes, various ducks, sand-hill cranes (migrating - in nearby corn fields). We also saw deer and heard coyotes and owls at night. Nice camping but a bit spendy - full hook-ups and manicured lawns for the RV set and a separate "primitive" area for the tenters. (We have a tear drop and do not use hook ups so we went there.) There are also some little cabins for rent that have electricity, beds, heat and air conditioning (no running water). Very nice in spring and fall. I think it would be hot and busy here in the summer. Services available right outside the park...gas, groceries, dining. A little hiking available. I think next time we will stay at the campground but take our kayak to the nearby seep lakes. They look interesting and have places to launch.
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