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Spring Lake

McDonough County - Illinois
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Spring Lake is located approximately 2 miles northwest of Macomb in McDonough County with access off of County Highway 20.
The original lake was constructed in 1927 by the damming of Spring Creek. In 1969, a new and larger dam was constructed to form a reservoir of 277 acres. Currently, Spring Lake has a size of 244 acres, maximum depth of 32 feet, a shoreline of 6.1 miles and a centerline of 2.2 miles. A boat ramp and parking area is located at the east end of the lake. Other facilities provided at the Spring Lake Park include: camping, concessionaire, lodging, boat rental, hiking & biking trails and picnic areas.

Site Regulations:
Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid Walleye: 18 inch minimum length limit, 3 fish daily limit
Muskie: 42 inch minimum and 1 fish per day limit
Largemouth or smallmouth bass: 15 inch minimum length limit, 3 fish daily limit
Channel or blue catfish: 6 fish daily limit
Striped, white or hybrid striped bass: 17 inch minimum size limit, 3 fish daily limit


Recreational Use Restrictions:
All live bait greater then 8 inches must be rigged with a quick set rig.
No horsepower limit with a ?no wake? restriction.
Swimming is not permitted.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spring Lake, IL


How big is Spring Lake?
Spring Lake is approximately 277 sq acres (1.1 sq km) in size with 6 miles (9.8 km) of shoreline.

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

What kind of fish can you catch in Spring Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead in Spring Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Wiper Bass.



What are the closest cities to Spring Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Macomb, IL, Good Hope, IL and Colchester, IL.

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

Explore the Spring 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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History & Status of the Fishery
Spring Lake and its sport fishery are evaluated annually by spring trapnetting and electrofishing which direct fish stockings, fishing regualtions and management.

Controling Authority
Spring Lake Park
309-833-2052
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Rob Hilsabeck
309-446-9143

What is the average air temp for Spring Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Spring 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 38°F (3°C) to a low around 21°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.

Spring Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Spring Lake.
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todd s.
Macomb, IL
2 star rating
Ok place to fish. Too many people! The bank is usually full of people. Teenagers and senior citizens riding around on golf carts Like they?re Honda gold wings everywhere! This is not the place to fish if you?re interested in catching fish.
Reviewed Jun 4, 2020
tom m.
3 star rating
FISHIN AT SPRING LAKE TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF COMMON SENSE BUT CRAPPIE ARE PLENTIFUL, AND SO ARE THE CATS. I'VE CAUGHT MANY OF BOTH THERE AND TAKE THE GRANDSONS THERE ALSO.
Reviewed Jun 29, 2009
aj s.
2 star rating
I have never caught anything in spring lake. They have a boat rental, but it is never open on the weekends when most people go to fish. The fishing from the shore is not very good either.
Reviewed Oct 17, 2006

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