Log Cabins at J. M. Dumaway Park, Virginia, IL

Jenny Marr Dunaway Memorial Park

WHAT WE SAW: JENNY MARR DUNAWAY MEMORIAL PARK is a beautiful city park . It has a pool, baseball diamonds, picnic area, playground, music stand and authentic log cabins. The three log cabins and their outbuildings are in the southeast corner of the park in the Rexroat Prairie which is a 2 acre reconstructed prairie like what was in this part of the state before Euro-Americans arrived.

HOW IT GET THERE: (39.943394, -90.215746)
From I-72 take Exit 64 S. Main St (IL267/US-67) toward Jacksonville. Go 3½ miles to Central Park. Go around the city park staying in the right lane where the curves are ample. Turn right onto N. Main St (it will become IL-78 before you get to the airport) drive 15 miles. The log cabins are on the left at the intersection of Virginia Road (County 10) and S. Main St (IL-78). No fee. Limited Parking. Large rigs must park on side of street near the cabins, or in the Park parking lots and walk ¼ mile.

North Campground at Anderson Lake

WHERE WE STAYED:
NORTH CAMPGROUND at Anderson Lake. This well forested campground is on the bank of a lake. It has about 5 pull-thru, 40 back-in and some tent sites. Half the sites face the lake. It has a store, a boat ramp and 2 fishing jetties.
HOW TO GET THERE: (40.196494, -90.203348)
From I-55 If Southbound take Exit 127 an easy right turn onto I-155. If Nouthbound it is a LEFT EXIT onto I-155. Drive 10 miles. Take Exit 10 (US-136) toward Havana, drive 32 miles. Follow US-136, turn left onto Promenade St, drive ¼ mile. Follow US-136, turn right onto Dearborn St, drive 4 ½ miles. As you start up the hill prepare to turn left. Turn left onto IL-100 drive 8¾ miles to Park entrance.

It can happen, with His help. L.Mo