Currently 62° FAIR
Dew Point56°

Lake Mendota

La Salle County - Illinois
moon phase
Sun times displayed in .
Lake Mendota is a small 18 acre lake located on just off Illinois Route 251 in Mendota Illinois. Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit over 15 inches and 2 Fish
under 12 inches Daily creel Limit
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . Statewide Regulations
Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie . . . . . . . . Statewide Regulations

Share your catch!
We want to see what you've caught on Lake Mendota.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Mendota, IL

How big is Lake Mendota?
Lake Mendota is approximately 18 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Redear Sunfish.

What are the closest cities to Lake Mendota?
Nearby cities and towns include Mendota, IL, Troy Grove, IL and Sublette, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Lake Mendota 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! Lake Mendota 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!
More Lodging Options

What are the best fishing times for Lake Mendota?
Today for Lake Mendota, fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 7-8 am and 2-3 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Lake Mendota 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 places to eat and drink near Lake Mendota?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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

Explore the Lake Mendota 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.

"Salty" - Solar, Spacious, Stocked - 2 Private Queens, 2 Full
33 ftSleeps 8
Sandwich, IL
2024 Ultimate Toys Ultimate Coach
2024 Ultimate Toys Ultimate Coach
24.2 ftSleeps 2
Joliet, IL
2021 Jayco Jay Flight SLX
2021 Jayco Jay Flight SLX
36 ftSleeps 9
Rochelle, IL
2023 Heartland Pioneer Family Getaway (pet friendly)
2023 Heartland Pioneer Family Getaway (pet friendly)
29 ftSleeps 9
Ottawa, IL
More RV Options
Controling Authority
Mendota Park District
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, David Wyffels

What is the average air temp for Lake Mendota?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Mendota? 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 64°F (18°C) to a low around 43°F (6°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 Lake Mendota?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Lake Mendota.

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

Lake Mendota Reviews
Below is the word on street about Lake Mendota.
Have you been to Lake Mendota? Why not share your personal reveiw with others?
Submit Review
gabe e.
3 star rating
its an ok lake could be better if some of the weed growth was removed
Reviewed Mar 23, 2009
lester s.
4 star rating
Nice lake for shore fishing. it is well maintained by the city with the banks of the lake cleared. nice park there for the kids. Picnic area for lunch. it has a ramped shelter for the handicapped. Not over populated with bluegill. Catfish bass crappie bluegill all present for your hook and bait hint go deep these fish are smart.
Reviewed Aug 18, 2004

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Lake Mendota...
Lake Kakusha 0.4 mi 53
Shabbona Lake 19.1 mi 318 40 ft
DePue Lake 19.4 mi 520 8 ft
DISCLAIMER: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Lake Mendota. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
Copyright © 2001-2023 Lake-Link Inc. All rights reserved.
No portion of this website can be used or distributed without prior written consent of Lake-Link, Inc.
This website may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission.
Lake-Link Home
percision control by