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Posted on: January 18, 2024

City of Carbondale Announces Eclipse Pop-Up Campground at Evergreen Park

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The City of Carbondale is once more at the Crossroads for the total solar eclipse occurring on April 8, 2024. Lodging in town is already sparse for this celestial event, so the City of Carbondale is now offering a pop-up campground at Evergreen Park for the Southern Illinois Crossroads Eclipse Festival! This pop-up campground will be open April 6-9, 2024, for pre-registered guests. Keep up to date with Eclipse weekend offerings by following along on the Carbondale Eclipse 2024 Facebook page!

Evergreen Park Campground link for registration.

Evergreen Park, located at 1205 W. Pleasant Hill Road, offers new accessible bathrooms, fishing at a 135-acre lake, and a great place for a picnic or to enjoy the playground. With the newly paved roads, parking lots, and sidewalks within the park, Evergreen is more accessible than ever. This pop-up campground provides ADA-accessible restroom facilities, a portable shower trailer, a community cooking and gathering pavilion, and onsite trash and recycling. This pop-up campground does not have potable water or electricity. Located 2.5 miles away from downtown Carbondale, bring your kayaks, fishing poles, bikes, hiking boots, and more- the recreation opportunities are endless. Each package is priced per campsite with designated parking space reservation, one pass per vehicle for all guests.

Evergreen Park Campground map.

$500 Campsite with a 10x20 parking space away from the campsite- One pass per vehicle for all guests

Your crew, your tent and gear on a 20x20 footprint in the camping area. Your car is parked in a designated parking space on the grounds, away from the camping area. *Vehicle size limit is 20ft

$500 Campsite with ADA-accessible parking space- One pass per vehicle for all guests

Your crew, your tent and gear on a 20x20 footprint. Your car is parked in a designated accessible parking space on the grounds. You can camp on a grassy area next to your car or in the general camping area. *Vehicle size limit is 20ft

$700 Truck and Trailer: Campsite with a 10x40 designated parking space away from the campsite 

Your crew, your tent and gear on a 20x20 footprint in the camping area. Your truck and trailer are parked in a designated parking space on the grounds. One pass per vehicle for all guests. These spaces can accommodate any vehicle footprint that does not exceed 10x40 feet. *Note: trolling motor only on Evergreen Lake

$700 Truck and Trailer: Campsite with a 20x40 designated parking space away from the campsite 

Your crew, your tent and gear on a 20x20 footprint. Your truck and trailer are parked in a designated parking space on the grounds. You can camp on a grassy area next to your car or in the general camping area. One pass per vehicle for all guests. These spaces can accommodate any vehicle footprint that does not exceed 20x40 feet. *Note: trolling motor only on Evergreen Lake

Pavilion Group Rentals:

$700 Black Locust Pavilion group campsite with three designated weekend parking spaces

Your crew, your tent and gear around the Black Locust Pavilion (25x35 feet). Three designated parking spaces in front of pavilion camping area. Full access to the Black Locust Pavilion. *Vehicle size limit is 20ft

$700 Red Oak Pavilion group campsite with three designated weekend parking spaces

 Your crew, your tent and gear around the Red Oak Pavilion (20x25 feet). Three designated parking spaces in front of pavilion camping area. Full access to the Red Oak Pavilion. *Vehicle size limit is 20ft

$800 Pine Tree Pavilion group campsite with four designated weekend parking spaces (has electric) 

Your crew, your tent and gear around the Pine Tree Pavilion (25x45feet). Four designated parking spaces in the parking lot across from Pine Tree pavilion camping area. Full access to the Pine Tree Pavilion. *Vehicle size limit is 20ft

For more information, contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262


“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open…for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

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