The Department of Natural Resources is requesting Offers
(bids/proposals) from responsible Vendors to meet the State's needs. Below
is a brief description of our needs with detailed requirements in subsequent
sections of this solicitation. If you are interested and able to meet these
requirements, please submit an Offer.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will accept proposals from responsible Vendors interested in the operation of a restaurant, bait shop and boat rental concession at Beaver Dam State Park located in Plainview, Illinois. The concession operation at Beaver Dam State Park will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense food, confections, hot and cold nonalcoholic beverages, tobacco products, selected souvenirs and novelties in good character, newspapers, post cards, boats, canoes, canoe equipment, bicycles, paddle boats, boating equipment, bait, fishing and hunting licenses, marine, fishing, picnic and camping supplies, vending machines and to place electronic/video games.
Located in Macoupin County seven miles southwest of Carlinville and situated in an oak/hickory woodland, Beaver Dam State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities on its 750 acres. Fishing, picnicking, hiking, and tent and trailer camping are among the most popular activities. Although beaver are virtually gone from this area, the park is named for a beaver dam that created its lake.
Park attendance in 2012 averaged 41,000 per month.
Beaver Dam State Park Office
14548 Beaver Dam Lane
Plainview, IL 62685
Please call park office for directions
Public Act 95-971 contains registration
requirements regarding bids and proposals submitted by vendors. You must
read and comply with the requirements. See
for additional information.
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