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Jackson County - Illinois
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Kinkaid Lake is located in Jackson County three miles northwest of Murphysboro off of State Route 149.
Tagged Fish: Please report tagged muskie to the Department of Natural Resources at 618-687-4546. Please provide tag number, length of muskie, and catch date.

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Frequently Asked Questions About KINKAID LAKE, IL

How big is KINKAID LAKE?
KINKAID LAKE is approximately 2,750 sq acres (11.1 sq km) in size with 82 miles (132.0 km) of shoreline.

How deep is KINKAID LAKE?
KINKAID LAKE is approximately 80 feet (24.4 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 25 feet (7.6 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in KINKAID LAKE?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Sucker, Walleye, White Bass, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead in KINKAID LAKE.

Other fish species in the lake include Spotted Bass.

What are the closest cities to KINKAID LAKE?
Nearby cities and towns include Harrison, IL, Murphysboro, IL and Gorham, IL.

Are there places to stay in the KINKAID 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! KINKAID 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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Are there topographical lake maps available KINKAID 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 KINKAID 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 KINKAID 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 KINKAID LAKE?
What does the future look like for KINKAID LAKE? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in KINKAID LAKE.

Explore the KINKAID 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.

2018 Coachmen Apex
2018 Coachmen Apex
34 ftSleeps 7
Murphysboro, IL
2017 Forest River Coachmen Catalina
2017 Forest River Coachmen Catalina
29 ftSleeps 6
Carterville, IL
2022 Cherokee Grey Wolf 22MKSE
2022 Cherokee Grey Wolf 22MKSE
26 ftSleeps 5
Carterville, IL
?Home Sweet Roam? - 2021 Keystone Passport 2400RB
?Home Sweet Roam? - 2021 Keystone Passport 2400RB
29 ftSleeps 4
Marion, IL
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Controling Authority
Kinkaid Lake Fish and Wildlife Area
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Shawn Hirst

What is the average air temp for KINKAID LAKE?
Looking forward to your next adventure at KINKAID 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 71°F (22°C) to a low around 47°F (9°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 KINKAID LAKE?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 6 state parks in the vacinity of KINKAID LAKE.

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

Below is the word on street about KINKAID LAKE.
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andrew p.
5 star rating
Great fishing and one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen.
Reviewed Jun 2, 2011
travis s.
5 star rating
Great lake
Reviewed Apr 2, 2008

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around KINKAID LAKE...
Lake Murphysboro 2.8 mi 140 36 ft
Carbondale City Reservoir 13.0 mi 135
Blue Wing Lake 13.6 mi 35
Cedar Lake 13.7 mi 1,750 60 ft
Mallard Lake 13.9 mi 75
Canvasback Lake 14.3 mi 60
Green Wing Lake 14.7 mi 50
Tower Island Chute 15.4 mi 294
Boulder Lake 15.4 mi 25
Redhead Lake 15.5 mi 75
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