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Pekin Lake

Tazewell County - Illinois
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Frequently Asked Questions About Pekin Lake, IL

How big is Pekin Lake?
Pekin Lake is approximately 548 sq acres (2.2 sq km) in size with 16 miles (25.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Pekin Lake?
Pekin Lake is approximately 3 feet (0.9 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Pekin Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Carp, Channel Catfish, Drum (Sheepshead), Northern Pike and Yellow Bullhead in Pekin Lake.

What are the closest cities to Pekin Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Pekin, IL, North Pekin, IL and Marquette Heights, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Pekin 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! Pekin 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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What are the best fishing times for Pekin Lake?
Today for Pekin Lake, fishing looks to be fairly active with peak fishing times around 7-8 am and 2-3 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Pekin Lake Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

Are there places to eat and drink near Pekin Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the average air temp for Pekin Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Pekin 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 65°F (18°C) to a low around 44°F (7°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 Pekin Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 5 state parks in the vacinity of Pekin 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 Pekin Lake...
Powerton Lake 4.0 mi 1,426 18 ft
Wheel Lake - Banner Marsh 9.5 mi 45 60 ft
Johnson Lake - Banner Marsh 11.2 mi 600 64 ft
North Spring Lake 13.7 mi 466
Shovel Lake-Banner Marsh 14.2 mi 78
South Spring Lake 14.7 mi 660
Brock Lake 15.0 mi 10
Rice Lake 16.6 mi 1,383
CANTON LAKE 17.4 mi 220 35 ft
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