Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina sits on Little Grassy Lake, located inside Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.  It offers boating and fishing opportunities for bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Where 1,000 acres of crystal clear water , 4 miles long, 1 mile wide, up to 60 feet deep and 31 miles of wooded rocky shoreline create the most scenic lake in southern  Illinois.

     788 Hidden Bay Lane  Makanda, Il 62958

Due to today's announcement from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina (LGLCM) must postpone the opening of the campground until further notice. 
We realize that some of you have been coming to Little Grassy for many years, and some of you had planned to visit for the first time. Over the years, the Lake and Campground have provided thousands of us the opportunity to connect with the solitude and beauty of nature, to enjoy a community of fellow campers, to get away from the stresses of our daily hectic pace. We have sat around the light of a campfire, watched our little ones roast their first marshmallow, catch their first fish, get soaked in a downpour, watch the sunset over the water, and fall asleep to sound of a frog chorus.  
Our commitment to maintaining these opportunities for you has only magnified with the development of these world events.  
We thank everyone who has come through the gate at Little Grassy Lake Campground throughout the past 10 years and supported us in the mission of our organization.  
Please be advised that the gate to the campground will be locked, so our boat ramp is also off-limits. The public boat ramp on the north end of the Lake remains open.  


Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of 3/18/2020, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center will be closed and the opening of all campground and marinas on the Refuge have been postponed until further notice. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, other Recreation facilities (such as trails, boat ramps and restrooms) will remain open.