Natural Areas Kinkaid Lake

Kinkaid Lake

Kinkaid Lake is a 2,750 acre spring-fed lake built in 1968 located five miles northwest of Murphysboro, IL. With over 90 miles of scenic shoreline, Kinkaid Lake is one of the southern Illinois' most beautiful and popular lakes. Kinkaid Lake has an average depth of 39 feet, with an area near the spillway reaching a depth of 100 feet. Anglers enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, walleye and muskie.

For a hand landing "the big one" contact a local guide service:

  • Kinkaid Lake Guide Service
    Professional Illinois Fishing Guide Al Nutty
    537 Illinois Avenue Extension
    Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
  • Chad Cain Guide Service--available September - June
    646 Wood Road
    Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Scott Donovan
    Multispecies Guide
    Chad Cain Guide Service




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