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Lake Centralia

Marion County - Illinois
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Centralia Lake is located in Marion County approximately 2 miles west and 5 miles south of Salem, Illinois.
Site Regulations:
Largemouth Bass: 6 fish daily limit; 15" minimum length limit
Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily limit

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Centralia, IL

How big is Lake Centralia?
Lake Centralia is approximately 412 sq acres (1.7 sq km) in size with 13 miles (20.8 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Lake Centralia?
Lake Centralia is approximately 23 feet (7.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 10 feet (3.1 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Crappie.

What are the closest cities to Lake Centralia?
Nearby cities and towns include Salem, IL, Odin, IL and Kell, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Lake Centralia 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 Centralia 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 Lake Centralia?
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 Lake Centralia (.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 Lake Centralia?
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 Centralia?
What does the future look like for Lake Centralia? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Lake Centralia.

Explore the Lake Centralia 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.

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History & Status of the Fishery
The sport fish population in Centralia Lake is comprised primarily of largemouth bass, bluegill, white and black crappies, and channel catfish. Other common species include redear sunfish, common carp and yellow bullheads. The fish population is surveyed annually.

Controling Authority
Centralia City Clerk?s Office
101 S. Poplar, Centralia
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Boone LaHood

What is the average air temp for Lake Centralia?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Centralia? 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 84°F (29°C) to a low around 64°F (18°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 Centralia?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Lake Centralia.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Lake Centralia...
Raccoon Lake 5.1 mi 970 17 ft
Salem Reservoir 6.7 mi 60 14 ft
Kinmundy Reservoir 15.9 mi 107 26 ft
Forbes Lake 17.0 mi 542 31 ft
Greene Lake 17.6 mi 22,437
Center Lake 17.7 mi 22,437
Carlyle Lake 17.8 mi 24,580 35 ft
Crosskey Lake 17.9 mi 22,437
Sycamore Lake (historical) 17.9 mi 22,437
Coles Lake 18.2 mi 22,437
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