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Clinton Lake Also known as: Clinton Reservoir
Travel to central Illinois and you'll find Clinton Lake, a 4,900 acre lake just 3 miles east of Clinton. Though the lake was originally built as a cooling ...
Evergreen Lake Evergreen Lake Pictures Also known as: Evergreen Reservoir
One of Central Illinois' best-kept secret lies just north of Bloomington: Evergreen Lake. When the growing city needed additional water supply in 1971, ...
Kellart Lake For a select and lucky few, Kellart Lake is a scenic and peaceful retreat. An hour and a half from Chicago, 45 minutes from Bloomington, Champaign and ...
Lake Carlinville Also known as: Carlinville Lake, Lake 1 and Lake 2
Located in the Central region of Illinois, Lake Carlinville (also known as Carlinville Lake) is a 355-acre lake used for drinking water and recreation ...
Lake Catatoga Lake Catatoga Pictures Illinois' peaceful Lake Catatoga is situated between St. Louis and Springfield, just 15 miles west of the city of Litchfield. This sparkling body of water ...
Lake Glenn Shoals Also known as: Glenn Shoals Lake
Lake Glenn Shoals, also known as Glenn Shoals Lake, is located near Hillsboro, Illinois. The City of Hillsboro built the lake for flood control and water ...
Lake Iroquois Also known as: Iroquois Lake
Three little boys scramble out of the fishing boat while their nervous father says a silent prayer that the boat won't tip over. It is a ritual they ...
Lake Lou Yaeger Also known as: Lake Lou, Lou Yaeger Reservoir
One of the hidden gems in the central Illinois heartland, Lake Lou Yaeger provides over 1200 acres of recreational enjoyment to residents and visitors ...
Lake Mattoon Lake Mattoon Pictures Surrounded by farmlands in the Central region of Illinois is Lake Mattoon. A quiet and tranquil retreat for many Illinoisans and out-of-towners, the ...
Lake Petersburg Also known as: Petersburg Lake, Petersburg Reservoir
Something in human nature seems to require a water body to feel complete: Lake Petersburg fills that need. The people of Petersburg on the border between ...
Lake Sara Lake Sara Pictures Also known as: Sara Reservoir
Lake Sara - a refreshing oasis in central Illinois! What does a community like Effingham Illinois do when they run out of water? They build a reservoir ...
Lake Shelbyville Also known as: Shelbyville Lake, Shelbyville Reservoir
Seventeen miles and thousands of acres of water stretch out in front of power boaters leaving the dam at Lake Shelbyville. In addition to its wide expanses, ...
Lake Springfield Lake Springfield Pictures Lake Springfield at Springfield, Illinois is the largest municipally owned lake in Illinois at 4,234 acres. City Water, Light & Power built the reservoir ...
Lake Taylorville Completed in 1962 by the City of Taylorville, Illinois, Lake Taylorville is the city's source of water and a major recreation facility. The reservoir ...
Lake Wildwood Lake Wildwood Pictures 'Build it and they will come' is the true story behind Lake Wildwood in Central Illinois. As the population grew in the 1960s and 1970s, developers found ...

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