Looking for a southern Illinois location for camping and picnics, or other outdoor gathering of friends and family? Burrell Woods Bicentennial Park has been a popular spot in Carmi for almost a century now, hosting everyone from Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, fraternal organizations, family reunions, weddings and even the occasional concert.
There’s a large shelter in the area set aside for camping and picnics are accommodated in the rest of the park with eight more. Each shelter is equipped with water, electricity and grills for cooking. There are 4 children’s play areas near these shelters. Three handicapped restroom facilities are located throughout the camping and picnic area.
In addition to providing our visitors with a well equipped place for camping and picnics, you can fish at Burrell’s Woods too. The pond is stocked for bank fishing with bass, catfish and bluegill. Just behind the pond and over the bridge is a quiet, peaceful walking trail. This trail, which will bring you just a little closer to nature, is approximately ¼ mile long and not a hard walk for most people. It’s a short walk down the hill from the camping area.
All the roads through out the park are paved. The park and Carmi are golf cart friendly.
At Burrell Woods Bicentennial Park you’ll find camping and picnics as well as:
- Park open and camping year round with all conveniences available April 15 through Oct. 15
- Two miles from city limits
- City owned and operated
- The Carmi Police Department patrols the park.
- Accessible Flush Toilets
- Accessible Sites
- Drinking Water
- Electric Hookups
- Nature Trails
- Wildlife Viewing
For more information call 618-382-2693 (7 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F)