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Pierce Lake

Winnebago County - Illinois
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Pierce Lake is a scenic reservoir located in Winnebago County, Illinois. It's part of the Rock Cut State Park, a popular outdoor recreation area that offers a range of activities for visitors. Here's some information about Pierce Lake and its surroundings:

Pierce Lake is situated within Rock Cut State Park, which is located near the city of Loves Park, just north of Rockford in Winnebago County, Illinois.

The lake covers approximately 147 acres and is surrounded by rolling hills, forests, and open spaces. It's a man-made lake created by damming Pierce Creek.

Pierce Lake and Rock Cut State Park offer various recreational opportunities for visitors. These include fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife watching. The lake is known for its fishing, with anglers seeking species such as bass, catfish, bluegill, and more.

Non-motorized boating is allowed on Pierce Lake, making it suitable for kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. There's also a boat launch area for those who wish to bring their own watercraft.

The park features several hiking trails that wind through the wooded areas, offering opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the region. The trails vary in length and difficulty, catering to hikers of different skill levels.

Rock Cut State Park provides picnic areas equipped with tables, grills, and shelters for visitors to enjoy outdoor meals. The park also offers camping facilities, including both tent and RV camping, allowing visitors to extend their stay.

The park is home to a variety of wildlife species, including deer, waterfowl, and various bird species. Nature enthusiasts often enjoy observing and photographing the local fauna.

The lake and its surroundings provide picturesque views, especially during the changing seasons. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil setting and capture stunning photographs.

Each week we're giving away a $25 Kiwk Trip gift card to one lucky angler. All you need to do is upload a pic of your catch for a chance to win! Click here to see last week's winner.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pierce Lake, IL

How big is Pierce Lake?
Pierce Lake is approximately 147 sq acres (0.6 sq km) in size with 4 miles (6.8 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Pierce Lake?
Pierce Lake is approximately 36 feet (11.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 11 feet (3.4 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Pierce Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Pierce Lake.

What are the closest cities to Pierce Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Loves Park, IL, Machesney Park, IL and Caledonia, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Pierce 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! Pierce 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 Pierce Lake?
Today for Pierce Lake, fishing looks to be fairly active with peak fishing times around 8-10 am and 1-6 pm and 7-8 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Pierce 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.

Pierce Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Pierce Lake area:
Jerry's Sports Service, Inc.
Jerry's Sports Service, Inc.
Beloit, WI
(608) 365-4520
about 14 miles away

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

Explore the Pierce 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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2021 Gulf Stream Amerilite 274Qb
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2003 Coachmen Clipper - fully stocked
2003 Coachmen Clipper - fully stocked
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History & Status of the Fishery
Pierce Lake receives an annual stocking of channel catfish, walleye and muskie. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are stocked when weak year classes have been identified.

Controling Authority
Rock Cut State Park:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Brennan Caputo

What is the average air temp for Pierce Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Pierce 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 62°F (17°C) to a low around 41°F (5°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 Pierce Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Pierce Lake.

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

Pierce Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Pierce Lake.
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ronald u.
Byron, IL
3 star rating
At times a lot of good fishing fun can be found. There are good quantities of most kinds of fish with good sizes of most . Some times it can be tough but perseverance will pay off. We are lucky to have that place and I am quite fond of it.
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019
tristan l.
2 star rating
This lake is very tough to fish though their are nice sized muskies in this lake you have to work for them.
Reviewed Sep 10, 2010
sean a.
2 star rating
tough lake to fish anytime of the year you really have to be in the right spot at the right time. good luck.
Reviewed May 4, 2010

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