Clinton Lake Rowing Center

The Clinton Lake Rowing Center is located at the Clinton Lake Parnell Access Area. The Rowing Center is the new home for the University of Illinois Men’s and Women’s Club Rowing Programs and boasts a 6 lane; 2,000m race course located on a protected section of the lake. In addition to the University’s club programs, the Rowing Center is set up to host rowing events throughout the year and is working to expand to offering community and high-school programs and camps in future years.

The race course serves as the venue for the Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational and future races will be planned, included high school rowing teams.

Developments to the area are being made through donations from local area businesses and groups, such as the City of Farmer City. Some of the future developments include improved dock system, three bay boathouse, and expanding the coarse to eight lanes.


Regatta Location

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area; 35 Liberty Rd.; Farmer City, IL 61842

*No parking available on site.



On-site parking for events limited to team trailers and volunteers. Parking attendants will direct you to the appropriate spaces.



Bus Drop-Off

Buses may drop athletes off and pick up at the entrance to the site. Space is very limited, buses will not have space to turn around nor park, once all athletes are unloaded, the bus should proceed to the remote parking lot.


Athlete and Spectator Parking and Free Shuttle

Spectators and non-bus team travel must park in the Spectator and Overflow Parking by Clinton Lake Beach. A free shuttle service will be provided from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. to transport people from the beach to the race site.


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For more information on the rowing club check out their website:

When making your reservation, please mention that you are coming into town for the racing event you will be attending.

**The parking areas and attendants are maintained and ran by the event coordinators.

Contact Us

105 S. Main,
Farmer City, IL 61842