This Swimming Spot Has The Clearest, Most Pristine Water In Illinois

When it comes to finding a great place to swim, you definitely want to find some place with super clean, clear water. You can’t ask for a better venue than at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park. This park is located in Lena, Illinois.The lake is actually man-made; however, the filtration systems in it account for why it is so clean and clear. Of all the lakes in Illinois, it is one of just a few that use this device to keep it so fresh. It is a 40 acre lake. To get out onto the water, there is a nice sandy beach.

If swimming isn’t your thing, you can also take a boat out along 1.4 miles of wooded shoreline. There is also plenty of fish, and there’s even a separate children’s fishing pond.

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:

And here is a great video showing just how nice this state park and lake are.

Looking for other places to swim? Check out Kincaid Spillway.