Welcome to Gamber Cove! We hope you find our Recreational Estate a peaceful, enjoyable place to spend your leisure hours. Whether you are looking for a place to fish, swim, hike, enjoy wildlife, pick berries, mushrooms, flowers (in season), relax around a camp fire, find friendly fellowship, or just get out of Dodge (the city), hopefully we have the place your looking for.

Sep 25, 2009

About Gamber Cove



Gamber Cove was formed from an existing campground that went out of business in 1982. After a lot of legal hassle we purchased the ground with the lakes from F & M Bank July 1984 and went into business. About one year later, after much indecision for a name, one of our members came up with the one we have now. After many trials and errors, and years of improvements, we have what you see today- One of the finest recreational areas in the midwest!

Our Goal is to keep available to our members, excellent fishing lakes, safe and sanitary facilities, campsites, and recreational acreage that is not overcrowded and abused. Gamber Cove belongs to all the members in good standing, and with your help we can remain one of the finest recreational areas in Illinois!

Browse through our website to find out more information about our World Class Fishing, Camping, and Swimming opportunities!

Mar 23, 2009

Gamber Cove Campground Information

Gamber Cove is a Private Recreational Campground for Members Only.



Annual Memberships include Husband, Wife, Dependant Children under 21 and Grandchildren under the age of 16.
Memberships start at $600 and include full use of our 315 acres of land. We have over 10 fishing lakes, 5 miles of hiking and golf cart trails, campfires, berry picking, mushroom hunting, swimming pool, shooting range, live music on hoilday weekends, hog roasts, poker runs, fishing tournaments, and many other events and activities!

Members can tent camp for $35 per night or they can purchase a permanent campsite which start at $600 per year.

Members also have full access to the clubhouse, shower house, swimming pool, and swimming lake.

Members are allowed to bring guests, but they need to register and purchase a guest pass. Guest passes are available for $4 per day. Handicapped guests and children under the age of 13 are free.

Gamber Cove Fishing Information


Gamber Cove is a Private Recreational Fishing Club and Campground for Members Only.

We have over 10 scenice lakes nestled throughout our 315 acre property. Big Lake has 3 miles of shoreline and is 28 acres. Raccoon Lake is the second largest lake at 16 acres, and the rest of our lakes are between 6-10 acres each. We have good access to most of the lakes and concrete boat ramps on 6 of the lakes!

(picture is of the annual fishing tournament)


Our fishing lakes are professionally managed by Herman Brothers Pond Management and are stocked with Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Redear, Crappie, Yellow Perch, Walleye, and Tiger Muskie.

Annual Memberships include Husband, Wife, Dependant Children under 21 and Grandchildren under the age of 16. Memberships start at $500 and include full use of our 315 acres of land. We have over 10 fishing lakes, 5 miles of hiking and golf cart trails, campfires, berry picking, mushroom hunting, swimming pool, shooting range, live music on hoilday weekends, hog roasts, poker runs, fishing tournaments, and many other events and activities!


Fishing Members can tent camp for $25 per night or they can purchase a permanent campsite which start at an additional $400 per year. Fishing Members also have full access to the clubhouse, shower house, swimming pool, and swimming lake. Members are allowed to bring guests, but they need to register and purchase a guest pass. Guest passes are available for $4 per day. Handicapped guests and children under the age of 13 are free.

Trap Shooting Information

We have a shooting range that can be used by members at anytime.


We also host a trap shoot on the first Saturday of each month @ 9am. These shoots are open to the public, so bring a friend. There are no Guest Fees for this activity. Call the range officer Tim Robbins @ 368-0529 with any questions.



Shooting Range Rules:

-Members just need to call in their starting time @ 879-2490 & press #2 during the greeting. Then state your name and the time you started at the range.

-NO ALCOHOL at the Shooting Range

-NO HARD TARGETS (Steel, Iron, or Concrete)

-Targets for Rifles, Hand Guns, and Cannons may only be placed between the two orange posts. No firing in any other direction.

-Please clean up your empty cartridges and remove targets

2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Shower house will open up sometime between April 1 and April 15

May 5th



  • Crystal lakes Annual Bass Tournament

May 26th



  • Brunch 11:00 a.m in clubhouse (bring coverd dish)

  • Band at 8:00 p.m

  • pool opens

May 27th



  • Memorial Day service 11:00 a.m (golf cart ride to memorial point)

June 9th



  • Pork Roast 3:00 p.m at clubhouse (everythings provided by the commitee, also cake is served)

June 30th



  • Celebrating 4th of july

  • Bake sale, hot dogs, corndogs, and popcorn for sale. Starts at 11:00 a.m

  • 12:00-2:00 kids games (all ages)

  • 4:00 p.m Golf cart,bike,and childrens parade

  • FIREWORKS at shooting range dusk

July



  • Bag tournaments TBA

  • Movie nights TBA

  • Kareoke nights TBA

Aug 4th



  • potluck/poker run. Poker Run starts at 1:00 p.m followed by potluck

Sept 1st



  • yard sales 8:00 a.m-2:00 p.m( start whenever you like)

  • 5:00 p.m Appetizers ( bring your favorites)

  • Live Music with Dave Scott at 8:00 p.m in clubhouse

Sept 2nd



  • Auction at 1:00 p.m (donate things you dont use or want)corndogs and chips will be sold durig auction

Sept 15th



  • Panfish Tournament 9:00a.m-12:00 noon

Oct 6th



  • Weiner roast 5:00 p.m

Trapshoot first saterday of every month regardless of weather.

Swimming Information

We have a 50' oval in ground swimming pool that is 3.5' to 10' deep.

We also have a swimming lake with a dock for easy access.
$3.00 fee per day
Swimming rules


  • NO one under 18 can be in the pool area without adult

  • soap shower before intering pool

  • NO swimming alone

  • NO beverages or food in the pool area

  • after 7 p.m adults only

Gamber Cove Newsletter

Gamber Cove is pleased to partner with Herman Brothers Pond Management

We already are putting together plans of implementing Walleye and Tiger Muskie stocking programs on several of our lakes again this fall!

Electrofishing results and corresponding stocking/harvesting recommendations




NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
I wish to THANK each and everyone for your efforts to help in keeping your campsites, the lakes & grounds clean. Also for your efforts to RIDE THE RIDGES, STAY OFF OUTBACK ROADS WHEN THEY ARE WET, and for your suggestions on how to improve what we have. A very special THANKS to those that put in the extra time & work with the flowers around the shower house & sign in station. Special THANKS also goes to the Activities Committee with their work on the Clubhouse and programs for the Holiday's IT IS YOU, THE MEMBERS, THAT MAKE GAMBER COVE WHAT IT IS. Thanks Again for your continued friendship, trust , and support. God Bless You All


CRYSTAL LAKES
ANNUAL BASS TOURNAMENT
Will be held on Sun. May 6th from 7 AM to 2 PM. This will be a catch & release tournament with no size limit. Details on Page 3 with application. SIGN UP ASAP to get the lake you want.
$ 3000.00 PURSE


ROADS CLOSED 1 OR 2 WEEKS
Due to frost in the ground, all roads will be closed for a
short time after Jan. Call & ck if open before coming. out.

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