Natural Areas Lake of Egypt

Lake of Egypt

Lake of Egypt is one of the most productive bass and crappie lakes ever carved out of Illinois soil. It's a 2,300-acre lake, which is owned by the Southern Illinois Power Company, and has 93 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 19 feet.

Thousands of pounds of largemouth bass, hybrid stripers, catfish, crappie, bluegill, and other fish species are pulled out of this lake each year. Hybrid stripers up to 20 pounds have been taken out of these waters. The Illinois state record fish hybrid striper came from this lake in 1993 and weighed in at slightly over 20 pounds.

Camping, boat rental, live bait, and sandwiches are available on the lake. A daily boat- launching fee ranging from $2-$3.00 is charged at the marinas. Any size boat and motor can be used on the lake. If you are into water skiing during the hot summer months, you have found the perfect lake. Early morning or late evenings will provide family fishing fun during the dog days of summer.

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