There’s Something Magical About These 13 Illinois Lakes In The Summer

Illinois has some gorgeous and scenic lakes. We profiled some last summer. This year, we are highlighting some of our past favorites, as well as introducing you to some new lakes you might not know about. Whether you’re interested in fishing, boating or swimming, there is a lake on this list that is perfect for you.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

What are your favorite Illinois lakes to spend your summer days at?