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Wolf Lake

Cook County - Illinois
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Wolf Lake is located southeast of Chicago, east of Avenue "O" at 130th Street in the Hegwisch neighborhood.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Wolf Lake , IL

How big is Wolf Lake ?
Wolf Lake is approximately 380 sq acres (1.5 sq km) in size with 8 miles (13.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Wolf Lake ?
Wolf Lake is approximately 15 feet (4.6 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 6 feet (1.8 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Wolf Lake ?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Wolf Lake .

Other fish species in the lake include Redear Sunfish.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Wolf Lake ?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Wolf Lake and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Wolf Lake ?
Nearby cities and towns include Burnham, IL, Whiting, IN and Calumet City, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Wolf Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Wolf Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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What are the best fishing times for Wolf Lake ?
Today for Wolf Lake , fishing looks to be fairly active with peak fishing times around 11 am - 1 pm and 6-7 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Wolf Lake Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

Are there topographical lake maps available Wolf Lake ?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Wolf Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there places to eat and drink near Wolf Lake ?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the fishing outlook for Wolf Lake ?
What does the future look like for Wolf Lake ? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Wolf Lake .

Explore the Wolf Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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History & Status of the Fishery
The last survey was 4/26/2012 evaluating the fisheries in NW Pool and Stateline Pool; at that time, two gallons of Reward were applied in the Office Lagoon to manage Eurasian milfoil and lily pads. in 2013, the IEPA requested fish flesh contaminant samples as part their Statewide monitoring program. Wolf Lake receives annual stockings of predator sport fish: 12,000 8" to 10" channel catfish, 4500 2" smallmouth bass, 1200 8" northern pike, and 15,000 2" walleye.

Controling Authority
William W. Powers Conservation Area
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Frank Jakubicek

What is the average air temp for Wolf Lake ?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Wolf Lake ? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 76°F (25°C) to a low around 59°F (15°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Wolf Lake ?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Wolf Lake .

For more Illinois State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Wolf Lake ...
Wolf Lake 0.4 mi 385
Powderhorn Lake 1.8 mi 35
Jackson Park Lagoon 8.7 mi 39 6 ft
Washington Park Lagoon 9.6 mi 20 3 ft
Sherman Park Lagoon 11.3 mi 12 7 ft
Marquette Park Lagoon 11.4 mi 40 10 ft
Long Lake 16.9 mi 65
Belly Deep Slough 16.9 mi 15 8 ft
McGinnis Slough 17.7 mi 303 4 ft
Garfield Park Lagoon 17.9 mi 13 7 ft
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