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Lake of Egypt

Johnson County, Illinois
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Lake of Egypt is a man-made lake located in southern Illinois, in the region known as Little Egypt. The lake covers an area of about 2,400 acres and is situated in both Williamson and Johnson counties. The lake was created in the 1960s by damming the waters of the South Fork of the Saline River.

Lake of Egypt is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and swimming. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish species, including bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill, making it a great spot for anglers. The lake also has several public boat ramps, and there are several marinas where visitors can rent boats and other watercraft.

In addition to water activities, the lake and its surrounding area offer a range of outdoor recreational activities. There are several parks around the lake, with picnic areas, playgrounds, and hiking trails. The Shawnee National Forest is also nearby, providing visitors with opportunities for hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Lake of Egypt is also a popular residential area, with many homes and cabins situated along its shoreline. There are several communities around the lake, including Goreville, which is known for its annual Freedom Fest celebration, and Marion, which is home to the Williamson County Fair.

Overall, Lake of Egypt is a great destination for anyone looking for a fun and relaxing outdoor experience in southern Illinois.

How big is Lake of Egypt ?
Lake of Egypt is approximately 2,400 sq acres (10 sq km) in size with 90 miles (144.8 km) of shoreline.
How deep is Lake of Egypt ?
Lake of Egypt is approximately 52 feet (15.8 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Lake of Egypt ?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead in Lake of Egypt .
When are the best fishing times for Lake of Egypt ?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 9-11 am and 4-5 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Lake of Egypt Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Lake of Egypt .
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