The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of greater Chicago owns the land in which the Fulton County Camping & Recreation Area resides. The campground is leased by Fulton County and is managed and maintained by the campground superintendent and a seasonal employee. The campground is self-sustained by user fees such as: entry fee, seasonal camping fees, overnight camping fees, propane exchange, bait and tackle sales, and firewood sales. All revenue is budgeted to maintain the Campground and facilities on a yearly basis. We are open to the public all year round for fishing and camping.
The Fulton County Camping & Recreation Area is made up of 440 acres which includes approximately 150 acres of water. All lakes in the area are strip-mined lakes with the exception of Little Sister Lake which is a natural creek-fed impoundment. The major lakes are managed by IDNR and are restocked yearly with channel catfish and large-mouth bass. The lakes in the campground contain large-mouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, redear, and crappie. Lakes 3 & 4 contain muskie. Red Barn lake contains yellow perch. All fishing limit signs are located at each boat ramp. The information pavilion is located just inside the campground entrance which will provide you with maps and further helpful information.