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 as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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