Rockford Can’t Swim…The Best Lake in Illinois is Nowhere Near us
Don't plug your nose yet, Rockford. If you are looking for the best lake in Illinois, there's about a three and a half hour drive ahead of you. CrazyTourist
For those with boats, and those that enjoy the lake life, this is for you. A list has been published of the 15 Best Lakes in Illinois. I'm gonna shoot straight with you...I didn't know where a lot of these are and there's a bunch I have never heard of. But seriously, some of the names are super cool. Who doesn't wanna jump into Devil's Kitchen Lake???
OK, so your winner and champion Illinois lake is "Lake Shelbyville." You're looking at about a three-hour and thirty-one-minute drive from Rockford. This location includes:
- A shoreline with a hearty forest
- A dam
- Man man beaches
- A multipurpose trail
- An equestrian trail
- Golf courses
- Fishing Areas
That sounds like a lot, and the pictures in my head make me think of a Simpson's episode. Lake Shelbyville, am I right? Wonder if there's a lemon tree.
This hot spot for everything wet is the #1 lake in the entire Land of Lincoln.
There's plenty of water in Illinois, with a state of 150,000 square kilometers...6000 of that is water.
Do you know where the "Lake of Egypt" is at? Ever fished "Rend Lake?" Those two round off the top three. You're welcome.