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Crystal Lake Park - Lake House

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Address: 206 W. Park, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
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Gorgeous place to visit in Urbana

Champaign-Urbana is full of hidden beauty, and this is a great example. Crystal Lake is a fun place to visit with friends on the weekend. There's lots to do here! Very recommended!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Champaign-Urbana is full of hidden beauty, and this is a great example. Crystal Lake is a fun place to visit with friends on the weekend. There's lots to do here! Very recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I took my son and I on a hot day to Crystal Lake for a paddleboat excursion. It was safe, inexpensive and fun. Allocate at least an hour to explore all of the nooks and crannies in this small but winding lake, and bring some water and sunscreen for hot days. Parking is free and the scenery is pleasant. A... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Crystal Lake is one of Urbana's largest and most popular parks. Picnics, fishing, boating and more. Their lake house is available for rent and is ideal for meetings. The park is also home to a daycare program for kids in the summer. One caution: beware of the geese!

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Thank djoncich
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Crystal lake park has many many grilling place for small to medium size of groups. I like this place for grilling. Also, kids in our group could play in playground. So this place is family-friendly.

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is one of the oldest parks in Urbana Illinois and one of the Best. It is very well cared for but needs more work. Many volunteers help with a very well organized staff. A good place for a family reunion if the family has mostly young people.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Crystal Lake Park is a hidden gem. Its design is ingenious, with a layout that makes it feel much larger and more spacious than it is. The paths in Busey Woods and the nature center are fabulous. This is one of my favorite places to walk. The deck outside the lake house is a lovely place to sit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Crystal Lake Park at 206 West Park Street in Urbana is a wonderful 144-acre property supervised by the Urbana Park District that features a mature urban forest, a scenic parkway drive, the Saline branch and numerous amenities. To the North, the park hosts the Anita Purves Nature Center, Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center. To the South,... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a nice park with a beautiful small lake. Very convenient for picnics and has kids playgrounds. It becomes a little scary at night according to locals so make sure you leave before dark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Best place for a green walk along the lake side.. boat house facilities provided.. spectacular view of green nature in all its peaceful and greenish look..

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Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I attended a graduation party at the Crystal Lake Boat house. It was great facility and beautiful scenery.

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