Natural Areas Devil's Kitchen Lake

Devil's Kitchen Lake

Devils Kitchen Lake is a man-made reservoir that was created as a part of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in 1959. Devils Kitchen Lake is approximately 810 acres, with an average depth of 40 feet. Known for clear water, Devil's Kitchen Lake maintains the only population of Rainbow Trout. Anglers may also fish for bass, crappie, bluegill and redear year round.

The Fish and Wildlife Service Recreational User Fee must be paid at the Refuge Visitor’s Center on Route 148 south in Marion, IL. Visitors can purchase a 1-day, 5-day, or yearly pass at the center.

  • Devil's Kitchen Boat Dock & Campground
    RR#3, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Visitor's Center
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife
    8588 Route 148
    Marion, IL 62959
Contact a local fishing guide for a helping hand:
  • Kinkaid Lake Guide Service
    Professional Illinois Fishing Guide Al Nutty
    537 Illinois Avenue Extension
    Murphysboro, Illinois 62966618.694.4897
  • Chad Cain Guide Service--available September - June
    646 Wood Road
    Carbondale, IL 62901

  • SnS Guide Service
    Matthew Strobel & Tyson Shoot
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