Blue Heron Marina and Campground

Blue Heron Marina & Campground is Carterville's premier marina located on beautiful Crab Orchard Lake. Established in the early 1940s, the marina includes docks with 137 slips, a boat ramp, club house, and boat rental which includes pontoons, paddle boats, and canoes. The campground includes 34 water and electric sites, primitive tent camping, and a full-service shower house and dump station.

Blue Heron Marina and Campground with morning fog over the lake
Red-orange sunset over lake at Blue Heron Marina and Campground


Annual User

The alcohol-free, family-oriented marina & campground is available to the public who choose to pay an annual user fee of $125 (approximately $10.00 per month). Users can enjoy access to the marina and campground, and can utilize the club house for events at no additional charge.

Become a Shareholder

In addition to users, people can become a shareholder with Blue Heron Marina & Campground. Shareholders pay a lifetime $125 fee in addition to the standard annual fee. They will enjoy events, at no extra charge, planned throughout the year, such as a Valentine Party, Easter Egg Hunt, Kid's Fish-Off, Kid's Fun Day, Fish Fry, Fall Party, and Christmas Party.

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