Below is just a few recreation offerings that are available in or near Carterville:
Blue Heron Marina & Campground
Located on Crab Orchard Lake, the marina includes docks with 137 slips, a boat ramp, club house, and boat rental which includes pontoons, paddle boats, and canoes.
This beautiful Carterville park includes a community center, baseball field, skate park, walking path that surrounds a pond, volleyball courts (sand), playground (handicap accessible swing and “ten spin”), pavilion, gazebo, and memorial garden.
Directions from Rt. 13
– Head north on Greenbriar Road (near John A. Logan Community College).
– Staying on Greenbriar, pass over Grand Avenue.
– Park is 0.1 miles to the right.
James Street Park
The city’s oldest park includes four baseball fields, a pavilion, playground, and batting cages. Basketball courts are adjacent to the park at the Carterville Intermediate School.
Directions from Rt. 13
– Turn North on S. Division St. at stop light.
– Continue through downtown Carterville, turn left at James Street.
James Mohan Memorial Park
Located in Cambria, this park offers baseball fields, a playground, and an annual Labor Day Celebration.
535 S. Maple Street
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
– Includes three lakes: Crab Orchard, Little Grassy, and Devil’s Kitchen
– Hunting is available
Rt. 13, Carterville; Rt. 148, Marion
Crappie Pro Shop
Located in downtown Carterville, makes it a priority to stock the most desired crappie gear. After all, there are five terrific crappie fishing lakes within 30 miles: Crab Orchard, Kincaid, Cedar, Lake of Egypt and Little Grassy.
130 S. Division St.
Gun & Hunting Clubs
Click here for a comprehensive list of gun clubs in Southern Illinois region.
Lunker Lure was founded 25 years ago in Carterville and is known for The Original Lunker Lure Buzzbait. Bringing many new and unique products to the bass fishing market in its long history, Lunker Lure includes the rattleback series of products that are favored by professional anglers. Lunker Lures are available in fine sporting goods store nationwide.
Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days
This two-day September event brings 25,000+ attendance to celebrate the heritage of Southern Illinois hunting and fishing. It is held at John A. Logan Community College.
Williamson County Gun Club
Shooting range and scheduled shoots. Located in Carterville, continue North on Division Street in downtown Carterville, turn right on Dewmaine Ln.
110 Dewmaine Ln.
Fisheye Kayak Rentals
Crab Orchard Golf Club
Established in 1959, Crab Orchard Golf Club is one of the premier golf clubs in Southern Illinois. This 18-hole, semi-private facility is a par 70 golf course with water on nine holes, large oak trees, and lush fairways. Amenities include a full-service, fully-stocked golf shop, practice area including driving range and greens, and a clubhouse with dining and special meeting rooms.
901 W. Grand Ave., Carterville
P│ 618-985-4653 (GOLF)
Mikey B’s Bleacher Bum Collectibles
1305 S. Division St.
This family fun center offers the best bowling in the area, sand volleyball courts, game room, and more. Located on Route 13 between Carterville and Marion.
10240 Samuel Rd., Carterville
Tennis Courts – John A. Logan College
Multiple tennis courts are available to the public at no charge.
Carterville Cubs Sports
Click here for a complete schedule of Carterville Intermediate School sports.
Carterville Lions Sports
Click here for a complete schedule of Carterville High School sports.
Carterville Soccer Association
Click here to learn more about Carterville’s youth soccer.
Click here for information on youth sports for Carterville, Cambria, & Crainville.