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Gladstone Lake

Henderson County, Illinois
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Gladstone Lake is located in Henderson County one mile southwest of the Village of Gladstone. Access to the lake is also off of U.S. Route 34, one mile to the north.
This 32 acre small sanpit or watertable impoundment is owned and managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and is situated within a 87.5 acre site that in addition to fishing, offers primitive camping.

The lake has a maximum depth of 25 feet with the bottom contour very irregular due to a series of underwater ridges. The 1.5 miles of shoreline is accessible to bank fishing. A boat ramp is provided along the southeast shoreline.

Formation of Gladstone Lake started in 1910 and continued until 1947 as sand was dredged from the site to be used by steam locomotives as rail traction. In 1961, the site was purchased by the Illinois Department of Conservation and developed as a state park, known today as the Henderson County Conservation Area.
All fish: 2 pole and line fishing only. A boat ramp is available for boat anglers. The use of gasoline motors to propel watercraft is not permitted, electric motors only.

- 48 inch minimum and 1 fish per day harvest limit.
Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass:
-1 fish greater than or equal to 15 inches and/or 2 fish less than 12 inches. 3 fish daily harvest limit.
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish:
- 10 fish daily harvest limit.
Channel or Blue Catfish:
- 6 Fish daily harvest limit.

How big is Gladstone Lake?
Gladstone Lake is approximately 27 sq acres (0 sq km) in size.
How deep is Gladstone Lake?
Gladstone Lake is approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Gladstone Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Muskie in Gladstone Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include and Redear Sunfish.

When are the best fishing times for Gladstone Lake?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 2-4 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Gladstone Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Gladstone Lake.
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