Outdoor Facilities and Activities

In addition to fishing we have the following facilities (Click on images to open a larger version in a new window):

Swimming
We have a acre bathing lake and beach. This facility is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the water is tested biweekly. No life guard is available. All children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We have showers available in the clubhouse bathrooms if you want to rinse off after your swim.

Sand volleyball court
VLCI members regularly hold games on Thursdays.

Basketball & Tennis Courts
These outdoor courts are on a blacktop surface. The basketball court has two baskets for playing a full court game or two half court games at the same time.

Picnics
We have two pavilions for picnics. One near the basketball and tennis courts and the other near the campsites.

Camping
We offer 8 camp sites with electricity hookups for campers. These camp sites are licensed by the IDPH. For those preferring tents, a large area alongside the lake is available.

Horseshoe Pitching
Try your skill pitching horseshoes

Deer Hunting
Hunting License is required. All Illinois hunting laws apply. See the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for details. All hunters must obtain permission from management prior to hunting.

Mushroom and Blackberry picking
Wild Morrel mushrooms are available during early spring. Blackberries are available from mid-June through July.

Future Activities
Trap shooting equipment is available, but not allowed currently