Happy Hollow Lake, IL
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Happy Hollow Lake, Illinois, USA

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Knox County in western Illinois is home to private Happy Hollow Lake. Built in 1963, Happy Hollow Lake offers 30 acres of cool, refreshing water. Very close by is another lake, Happy Hollow Lake 2, which is 15 acres. The two lakes are part of a small community that is maintained by the Happy Hollow Lake Association.

Fishing is considered excellent at Happy Hollow Lake, and residents reel in crappie, bass, blue gill and channel catfish. While anglers enjoy their time fishing, other lake residents wind down at the community pavilion, and children find amusement at the park. Four Wheelers are also permitted in the Happy Hollow area, so adventure seekers can have some excitement while taking a spin through the woods.

Happy Hollow Lake is encircled by mixed woods that provides habitat to deer, turkey, and other kinds of wildlife, providing a rustic retreat for nature lovers. Residents of Happy Hollow Lake can escape from the pressures of everyday life and retreat to the sanctuary of their lake homes.

Real estate surrounding Happy Hollow Lake can be hard to find. However, because the lake is close to the cities of Peoria and Galesburg, area real estate is abundant. Overnight accommodations in the surrounding area include cabin rentals and bed and breakfast inns. Known for its assortment of historical buildings, Peoria offers visitors a variety of restaurants, theater performances, and riverfront festivals. Happy Hollow residents have the benefit of living on a private lake with proximity to city amenities.

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Fish Species

  • Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Catfish
  • Crappie


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