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Lake of Egypt

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50 Highway 145 South
Harrisburg, IL 62946
2300 acres / 3.6 sq. miles
Year round


No casting of lures within 10 feet of docks, boats or boat houses.

Paved and gravel roads leading to the lake provide excellent all weather access.

Several private marinas provide boat launches. A launch maintained by the Forest Service is located near the Lake of Egypt Recreation Area. Boats up to 15 feet with no cabins are allowed on the lake.

This 2,300 acre lake with over 90 miles of shoreline is known for great fishing. The lake is owned and operated by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative, Marion, Illinois. Take a leisurely cruse on your pontoon boat to a hidden cove or troll to your secret little nook for great secluded fishing. Water skiing, tubbing, and jet skiing is permitted in the designated open portion of the lake.

Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
2300 acres / 3.6 sq. miles
Year round
Camping Info
Buck Ridge Campground, a 37 unit camping area, complete with restrooms is located at the Lake of Egypt Recreation Area.
Basic Directions

Traveling north or south along Interstate 57 take the Lake of Egypt exit and follow the signs to reach this Johnson County lake.

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