Lake County Il. Shore Fishing Access

This page & list of places to shore fish along the banks, rocks & piers in Lake County, Illinois is still under construction and will be updated often until complete, please check back often for updates.

Taylor Lake @ Lakewood Forest Preserve

27277 Forest Preserve Rd Wauconda, IL 60084

Shore fishing access to Taylor Lake Lakewood Forest Preserve.


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Banana Lake @ Lakewood Forest Preserve

27277 Forest Preserve Rd Wauconda, IL 60084

Shore fishing access to Banana Lake Lakewood Forest Preserve.


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Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve Long Grove, Il

18163 West Checker Road Long Grove, IL 60047

Shore fishing access to Buffalo Creek Reservoir @ Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve


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Carina Lake @ Des Plaines River Trail & Greenway

33919 Highway 21 Grayslake, IL 60031

Shore fishing access to Carina Lake


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Channel Lake @ Thirsty Turtle Bar & Marina

42273 N Woodbine Ave #7, Antioch, IL 60002

Shore fishing & Pier fishing access (fee) to Channel Lake @ Thirsty Turtle Bar & Marina (847) 395-4704


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Hastings Lake @ Hastings Lake Forest Preserve

21155 W Gelden Road Lake Villa, IL 60046

Shore fishing access to Hastings Lake @ Hastings Lake Forest Preserve


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Tranquility Lake @ Pederson Park Antioch, Il.

IL-59 Antioch, IL 60002

Shore fishing access to Tranquility Lake @ Pederson Park Antioch, Il.


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Timber Lake @ Raven Glen Forest Preserve

41080 North U.S. Highway 45 Antioch, IL 60002

Shore fishing access to Timber Lake @ Raven Glen Forest Preserve


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Sterling Lake @ Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve

15838 West Route 173 Wadsworth, IL 60083

Shore fishing access to Sterling Lake @ Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve


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Wright Woods Pond @ Captain Daniel Wright Forest Preserve

24830 St. Mary's Road Mettawa, IL 60045

Shore fishing access to Wright Woods Pond @ Captain Daniel Wright Forest Preserve


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Spring lake @ C.J. Smiths Resort

25315 W Grass Lake Rd Antioch, IL 60002

Shore fishing access (private/fee) to Spring lake @ C.J. Smiths Resort (847) 395-2753


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Rubber Duck Pond @ Grant Woods

25405 West Monaville Road Ingleside, IL 60041

Shore fishing access to Rubber Duck Pond @ Grant Woods


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Pulaski Lake @ Greenbelt Forest Preserve

1110 Green Bay Road North Chicago, IL 60064

Shore fishing access to Pulaski Lake @ Greenbelt Forest Preserve


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Old School Lake @ Old School Forest Preserve

28285 St. Mary's Road Mettawa, IL 60048

Shore fishing access to Old School Lake @ Old School Forest Preserve


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Johnson Pier @ Waukegan Harbor

Off Seahorse Drive Waukegan, Illinois

Johnson Pier is located North East of Waukegan Harbor


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Government Pier @ Waukegan Harbor

42.360650871698425, -87.81541032716632

Shore / Pier Fishing Access @ Government Pier Waukegan, Illinois


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Waukegan Harbor

42.361394216127344, -87.82409515231848

Lake Michigan Shore fishing access @ Waukegan Harbor


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Waukegan Marina

42.35844506518569, -87.82415952533484

Shore Fishing Access @ Waukegan marina, Waukegan, Illinois


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South Rocks @ Waukegan Harbor

42.35662438343558, -87.82209179364145

Shore Fishing access to south rocks which are located at the southern end of Waukegan Marina


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Lake @ Independence Grove Forest Preserve

16400 West Buckley Road Libertyville, IL 60048

Shore Fishing Access to Lake @ Independence Grove Forest Preserve


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Heron Pond @ Lakewood Forest Preserve

Ivanhoe Rd & Fairfield Rd Wauconda, Il.

Shore Fishing access to Heron Pond @ Lakewood Forest Preserve


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Acorn Pond @ Lakewood Forest Preserve

42.24833597644853, -88.10629539191723

Shore fishing access to Acorn Pond @ Lakewood Forest Preserve


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Beaver Lake @ Lakewood Forest Preserve

42.246857340811275, -88.10537061654031

Shore fishing access to Beaver Lake @ Lakewood Forest Preserve Located in Wauconda in southwestern Lake County. At corner of Route 176 and Fairfield Road, go south on Fairfield to Ivanhoe Road. West on Ivanho for less than 1/2 mile to gravel road on south side. Take gravel road to end and park. Head straight south on trail for 1/4 mile to Acorn Lake. To reach Beaver Lake, continue south on trail.


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Dugdale Lake @ Greenbelt Forest Preserve

42.338967135752306, -87.86240749061108

Shore fishing access to Dugdale Lake @ Greenbelt Forest Preserve Located in Waukegan in northeastern Lake County. At corner of Green Bay Road (Route 131) and 14th Street, go east on 14th Street to Dugdale Road. Go north on Dugdale to preserve entrance. From parking lot, take trail southwest.


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Fox River @ Bridgeport Inn

42411 N Converse Rd, Antioch, IL 60002

Private (fee) Shore Fishing Access To The Fox River Click the more details link on map marker


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Fox River @ Fox River @ Oak Point Day Use Area of chain of Lakes State Park

Route 173 Antioch

Shoreline access to Fox River @ Fox River @ Oak Point Day Use Area of chain of Lakes State Park


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Fox River @ Rt 173 Bridge Access via State Park Archery Range

42.47884171698112, -88.18009635200724

Shore fishing access to Fox River @ Rt 173 Bridge Access via State Park Archery Range. Note: This area will be closed during hunting season.


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Fox River @ The Fox River Forest Preserve

42.242236311252874, -88.19049529731274

Shore Fishing Access To The Fox River @ The Fox River Forest Preserve 28500 W Roberts Rd Port Barrington, IL 60010 847-381-0669


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Nippersink Lake@ Lakefront Park

42.4021132222739,-88.1842621788382

Shore Fishing Access to Nippersink Lake@ Lakefront Park


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Lake Charles Park - Vernon Hills

42.25933031454046, -87.96316232532263

Lake Charles – 39.1 acres, deepest point is 10′, in the channel (Seavey Ditch) which runs through the lake. There is a canoe launch for hand launching of small watercraft and an 80′ fishing pier accessible by asphalt path. Electric trolling motors are permitted.


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Big & Little Bear lakes @ Century Park Vernon Hills

42.24676904721706, -87.96265287324786

Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to dusk. There is a boat launch ramp located at the south Lakeview Parkway entrance. Boats with electric trolling motors are permitted.


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Evergreen Lake @ Deerpath Park in Vernon Hills

42.229921634434135, -87.95991702005267

Evergreen Lake – 5.62 acres, deepest point is 12′. Access by car to Deerpath Park’s south parking lot, via Deerpath Drive to Cherokee Road, then south on by bike or on foot on bike path about 100 yards to the lake. The nearest drinking fountain and restrooms are located at the south end of the Cherokee Road entrance tennis courts, as well as a children’s playground (Kid’s Castle), and ball fields.


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Willow Lake @ Deerpath Park in Vernon Hills, Il

42.235267858902716,-87.95959515497094

Willow Lake – 2.69 acres, deepest point is 7′. Access by vehicle or bike to Deerpath Park’s north parking lot, via Deerpath Drive to Warrington Road, then south on bike path about 100 yards to the lake. The nearest drinking fountain and restrooms are located next to the Warrington entrance parking lot, as well as a child’s playground, basketball court and volleyball court.


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Firethorn Lake @ Deerpath Park in Vernon Hills, Il.

42.237841511276436, -87.9622451774776

Firethorn Lake – 2.68 acres, deepest point is 12′. Access by vehicle or bike to Deerpath Park’s north parking lot, via Deerpath Drive to Warrington Road, then north by bike or on foot about 150 yards across a grassy field to the lake. The nearest drinking fountain and restrooms are located next to the Warrington Road entrance parking lot, as well as a child’s playground, basketball court and sand volleyball court.


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Spring Lake @ Spring Lake Park in Lincolnshire

42.198487462195374,-87.91694543324411

(catch and release only)


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Butler Lake Park - Libertyville, Il.

off Lake St. Libertyville, IL 60048

Butler Lake Park has many amenities for recreation such as hiking and biking trails, fishing and two playgrounds.


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Diamond Lake @ North Shore/Bob Lewandski Park

42.25477230045403, -88.0079659447074

North Shore/Bob Lewandski Park is 3 acres. Nestled along scenic Diamond Lake, it features shoreline fishing, playground, picnic area and shelter (available for rent). Parking area is available.


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Pond @ Maurice Noll Park - Mundelein, Il.

42.264715607405705, -87.98267288133502

Maurice Noll Park is 12 acres. It features a stocked lake for shoreline fishing, ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, playground, and trail access with connections to Libertyville Township. Parking area is available.


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Old Farm Park - Buffalo Grove, Il.

42.174913974379145,-87.95659627765423

Shore Fishing access to the pond @ Old Farm Park - Buffalo Grove, Il.


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