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Mermet Lake

Massac County - Illinois
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Mermet Lake is a shallow, 452-acre, IDNR-owned impoundment located in Massac County approximately 10 miles north of Metropolis.
Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 16? minimum length limit, 3 per day creel
Black and white crappie: 25 per day creel
Channel catfish: 6 per day creel

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mermet Lake, IL

How big is Mermet Lake?
Mermet Lake is approximately 450 sq acres (1.8 sq km) in size with 4 miles (5.6 km) of shoreline.

What kind of fish can you catch in Mermet 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, Muskie, Sauger, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead in Mermet Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Redear Sunfish and Triploid Grass Carp.

What are the closest cities to Mermet Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Joppa, IL, Karnak, IL and New Grand Chain, IL.

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

Explore the Mermet 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.

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Controling Authority
Mermet Site Office
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson

What is the average air temp for Mermet Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Mermet 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 87°F (30°C) to a low around 66°F (19°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 Mermet Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 4 state parks in the vacinity of Mermet Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Mermet Lake...
Round Lake (historical) 0.2 mi 358
Cagle Pond 7.0 mi 40
Metropolis Lake 8.9 mi 37
Shelby Lake 10.6 mi 37
Turner Lake 12.1 mi 60
Sugar Creek Lake 12.9 mi 96
Lake Glendale 14.8 mi 79 14 ft
Dutchman Lake 16.6 mi 118
Brushy Pond 17.3 mi 1,902
Tupelo Pond 17.3 mi 1,902
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