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Lake Eureka

Woodford County, Illinois
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Lake Eureka is located within the city limits of Eureka in Woodford County, Illinois. The lake is surrounded by a city park that offers playground and day-use facilities for the general public.
Lake Eureka is a 30 acre impoundment located on Walnut Creek which is a tributary to Panther Creek and the Mackinaw River. The lake was built in the early 1940s as part of a public works project (WPA), to provide a potable water source for the City of Eureka. Lake Eureka provided drinking water until 1982, when wells replaced the water needed by the city. Lake Eureka is quite shallow and very fertile. Average depth for Lake Eureka is approximately 6.5 feet with a maximum depth of 12.8 feet. The lake has a very large watershed that includes approximately 1,300 acres of row crops. It receives significant loads of sediment from the cultivated watershed and both total alkalinities and dissolved solids are quite high. Lake Eureka is surrounded by manicured, lawn-like shore. It is 100% accessible for shoreline access and is "kid friendly", for bank fishing.
There is a single lane concrete boat ramp all boat access is controlled by a permit from the City of Eureka. No gas powered motors are allowed and launching of larger boats is difficult. No minnow fishing is allowed.

Only catch-and-release fishing will be available for 2 years after the rehabilitation.
How big is Lake Eureka?
Lake Eureka is approximately 27 sq acres (0 sq km) in size.
How deep is Lake Eureka?
Lake Eureka is approximately 13 feet (4.0 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Lake Eureka?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, White Crappie and Yellow Bullhead in Lake Eureka.
When are the best fishing times for Lake Eureka?
Today fishing looks to be extremely active with peak fishing times around 12-7 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Lake Eureka Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Lake Eureka.
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george b.
Roanoke, Illinois
4 star rating
This is a good place to take the family for fishing and a picnic or cook out. Lake is heavily fished on weekends and sometimes late afternoon.
Reviewed Apr 21, 2008
chance m.
Roanoke, Illinois
1 star rating
Poor populations and very small fish. Crappies are plentiful but are very small. I rarely catch anything at this lake.
Reviewed Jun 23, 2001
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