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Four Lakes Forest Preserve

Winnebago County - Illinois
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10207 Fish Hatchery Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063
7.7 miles from Rockford city limits. Highway 70/Kilburn Ave/Trask Bridge Road ? 7.7 miles to Eddie Road (next intersection after Wempletown). South 3/4 mile to Fish Hatchery Road. West 1 mile to the preserve entrance.
The entrance at 10180 Trask Bridge Road (Highway 70), Pecatonica, IL 61063 has a sporting dog training area that is open year round. It requires on-site day use registration at no charge. Rules and regulations are posted. Dogs should be kept within training posted boundary signs. There are 25 acres of upland field training area and 1/2 acre pond for retriever training. This is a great area for those wanting to run and train their sporting breed pointers, flushers, and retrievers.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Four Lakes Forest Preserve, IL

How big is Four Lakes Forest Preserve?
Four Lakes Forest Preserve is approximately 19 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size with 1 miles (1.6 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Four Lakes Forest Preserve?
Four Lakes Forest Preserve is approximately 6 feet (1.8 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Four Lakes Forest Preserve?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead in Four Lakes Forest Preserve.

Are there places to stay in the Four Lakes Forest Preserve 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! Four Lakes Forest Preserve 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 Four Lakes Forest Preserve?
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 Four Lakes Forest Preserve?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Four Lakes Forest Preserve? 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 34°F (1°C) to a low around 20°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 Four Lakes Forest Preserve?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Four Lakes Forest Preserve.

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

Four Lakes Forest Preserve Reviews
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mark f.
Stillman Valley, IL
1 star rating
Early June 2020: The entire "lake" is so covered with moss it's a waste of time trying to fish off the bank. Every cast resulted in some moss or weed stuck in the hook(s). Also, ALL bass is catch and release.
Reviewed Jun 4, 2020
aaron p.
Winnebago, IL
3 star rating
I live about 5 min away from this place and I fish for about an hour each day for LMB. I go at about noon and fish til 1 since I work 2nd shift. It is a very hit or miss lake, yesterday I got skunked and today I got 5 decent sized ones (1-3 lbs). It is a very overfished and pressured lake, you need to have some good experience and knowledge if you want to catch Bass.
Reviewed Jul 8, 2016
mike a.
3 star rating
Not a bad lake if you're looking for decent largemouths. Although in the summer the SE lake is typically covered with thick scum, I find this to be a good thing considering that-that lake is being less pressured. Never hesitate to use a scum frog or moss boss in all that goop. Use spinners for pike which are fairly abundant. fish between the 6's and 8's of the am/pm for best results. Very shallow throughout. Plastics work best for largemouth. Bring kids for pan fish. All in all, decent fishing, but a very "dead or alive" type of lake... Pretty much a coin toss.
Reviewed Oct 12, 2005

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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Victoria Lake 13.5 mi 17
Pearl Lake 14.1 mi 85 31 ft
Olson Lake 14.3 mi 45 12 ft
Baumann Lake 16.6 mi 26 22 ft
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