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Bangs Lake

Lake County - Illinois
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Bangs Lake is a natural glacial lake located in the village of Wauconda in Lake County, Illinois. It is approximately 297 acres in size with a maximum depth of 35 feet.

Bangs Lake is a popular destination for recreational activities, including fishing, boating, water skiing, and swimming. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, and northern pike, making it a popular destination for anglers. There are several public boat launches and parks around the lake, including the Wauconda Park District Beach, which offers a sandy beach, swimming area, and picnic facilities.

In addition to outdoor activities, Bangs Lake is surrounded by several local businesses, including restaurants, shops, and accommodations. The lake is also near several other popular attractions in the area, including the Lake County Forest Preserves, Volo Bog State Natural Area, and the Fox River Trail.

Overall, Bangs Lake is a popular destination for visitors looking to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in a beautiful setting in Lake County, Illinois. Whether you're a fisherman, boater, or just looking for a peaceful lakeside getaway, Bangs Lake has something to offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bangs Lake, IL

How big is Bangs Lake?
Bangs Lake is approximately 297 sq acres (1.2 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.8 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bangs Lake?
Bangs Lake is approximately 32 feet (9.8 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Bangs Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, White Crappie, Yellow Bass, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Bangs Lake.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Bangs Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Bangs Lake and/or the surrounding area.

Are there places to stay in the Bangs 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! Bangs 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 Bangs 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 Bangs 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 Bangs Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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What is the average air temp for Bangs Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Bangs 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 59°F (15°C) to a low around 39°F (4°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.

Bangs Lake Reviews
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jeffrey a.
Wauconda, IL
4 star rating
Consistant fishing
Reviewed Aug 8, 2020
tim j.
Wauconda, IL
1 star rating
This lake is closed to boating and kayaking most of the year. The village officials prefer the lake to be closed as much as possible, for any reason they can dream up. Great Lake, a couple days a year.
Reviewed May 31, 2020
mike s.
5 star rating
Bangs Lake has some great fishing! You can get Bait right by the water from Bangs Lake Bait Co. at 106 N Main Street. Lots of Bass, Northern's, Crappies, Blue Gills, and Catfish! Also the Occasional Walleye. I Highly recommend coming out for a fun day on this lake that is a short drive from Chicago.
Reviewed Jan 10, 2012

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