12 Gorgeous Hidden Lakes In Illinois You’ll Want To Visit Time And Time Again

When you need a simple escape from everyday life, nothing is more relaxing than a day in nature. Find peace and tranquility at each of these 12 hidden lakes in Illinois that you’ll never want to leave.

Tucked away in various pockets across the state, these little-known lakes are the perfect oases for any vacation. Now is the time of year to start exploring these bodies of water again. Scroll on for more details.

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: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

For more fun on the water, check out eight lakeside restaurants in Illinois you must visit this time of year here.

What other hidden lakes do you enjoy? Share your favorites with us in the comments below!