What Are Some Lakes in Illinois?

Argyle Lake, Grunwald Lake, Baldwin Lake, Rend Lake and Lake Shelbyville are all located in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Lake Michigan also borders Illinois off Chicago, making it a popular tourist attraction due to its proximity to the state's largest city.

Anderson Lake is located in the northwest region of the state and takes up over 1,300 acres. It offers unrestricted boat fishing along with boat ramps and rentals. Wolf Lake is in Cook County on the northeast side of Illinois, featuring 6 miles of shoreline.

Paradise Lake is located toward the center of the state on the East Side, and it is advertised as family-friendly. It is 210 acres in size. Fishing is permitted, but swimming and boats with motors aren't allowed.

In the southern part of Illinois is the Glen O. Jones Lake. It is located in Saline County and has a maximum depth of 35 feet, according to StateParks.com. It takes up 2.7 miles of shoreline and features a large camping area for visitors.

Illinois has over 200 lakes within its borders. While some are naturally occurring, others are reservoirs or artificial lakes caused by blocking rivers, giving people in Illinois a large variety of places to visit.