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Dolan Lake

Hamilton County - Illinois
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Dolan Lake is located approximately eight miles southeast of Mcleansboro off State Route 14 in Hamilton County.
New site regulation for 2017:
Crappie: A 25 fish creel limit applies with only 10 fish over 10 inches allowed.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dolan Lake, IL

How big is Dolan Lake?
Dolan Lake is approximately 70 sq acres (0.3 sq km) in size with 3 miles (5.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Dolan Lake?
Dolan Lake is approximately 18 feet (5.5 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 6 feet (1.8 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Dolan Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass in Dolan Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Crappie and Saugeye.

What are the closest cities to Dolan Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Enfield, IL, Norris City, IL and McLeansboro, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Dolan 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! Dolan 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 Dolan Lake?
Today for Dolan Lake, fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 6-8 am and 2-3 pm and 6-7 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Dolan 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 Dolan 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 Dolan 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 Dolan 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 Dolan Lake?
What does the future look like for Dolan Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Dolan Lake.

Explore the Dolan 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
Currently, the lake is doing very well and has catchable populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and redear sunfish.

Controling Authority
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Kurt Daine

What is the average air temp for Dolan Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Dolan 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 80°F (27°C) to a low around 58°F (14°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 Dolan Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Dolan 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 Dolan Lake...
McLeansboro City Reservoir 8.5 mi 75 23 ft
Omaha Township Reservoir 11.8 mi 27 16 ft
Omaha City Reservoir 12.5 mi 22 16 ft
Harrisburg New City Lake 17.9 mi 209 30 ft
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