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Glen Shoals Lake

Montgomery County - Illinois
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Approximately 1.25 miles north of Hillsboro, IL in Montgomery County.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Glen Shoals Lake, IL

How big is Glen Shoals Lake?
Glen Shoals Lake is approximately 1,085 sq acres (4.4 sq km) in size.

What kind of fish can you catch in Glen Shoals 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, Sauger, Smallmouth Bass and White Crappie in Glen Shoals Lake.

What are the closest cities to Glen Shoals Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Hillsboro, IL, Schram City, IL and Irving, IL.

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

Explore the Glen Shoals 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
Approximately 16 species inhabit this central Illinois impoundment. IDNR periodically stocks Hybrid Striped Bass and has released Largemouth Bass into Lake Glenn Shoals when warranted (most recently in 2015).

Sauger were stocked for the first time in 2017.

The lake has fairly high numbers of common carp and yellow bass.

Controling Authority
City of Hillsboro
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Tad Locher

What is the average air temp for Glen Shoals Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Glen Shoals 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 77°F (25°C) to a low around 58°F (15°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 Glen Shoals Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Glen Shoals 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 Glen Shoals Lake...
Hillsboro Old City Lake 2.2 mi 100
Lou Yeager 7.4 mi 1,269 31 ft
Walton Park Lake 10.9 mi 30 10 ft
Coffeen Lake 11.4 mi 1,070 58 ft
Mt. Olive Old City Lake 17.1 mi 36 29 ft
Mt. Olive New City Lake 17.2 mi 36
Ramsey Lake 18.2 mi 54 22 ft
Governor Bond Lake 18.4 mi 750
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