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    About Big Shadow Lake
    Will County, Illinois

    Big Shadow Lake is located in Willmington, Illinois, around an hour from Chicago. This county is one of the most populous in the state with around 690,000 people living here.

    There are a few smaller airfields closer to Big Shadow Lake, but Chicago Midway International Airport is around an hour away. Urgent care can be provided at Morris Hospital Diamond or Braidwood Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital, and both are under 10 minutes away.

    Stock up on snacks and groceries at Berkot’s Super Foods, which is under five miles away, or try one of the local-recommended restaurants such as Top Fuel Saloon, Marilyn’s Pizza, Nelly’s, and A J’s Hotdogs and Gyros.

    Endless Opportunities

    Big Shadow Lake is surrounded by many other lakes giving visitors and residents many different places to explore. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass and a few different species of catfish on this lake.

    Entertainment Options

    History buffs should visit the Fox River Trolley Museum, which preserves, displays, and interprets the history and artifacts of electric transportation in the area.

    If you’re feeling lucky, head to Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin where you can gamble, dine and enjoy the entertainment.

    You can take the kids to Santa's Village Azoosment & Water Park in East Dundee. The attraction is a theme park, water park, and zoo all rolled into one, with rides, animals, water slides, and more.

    Explore Nature

    Trek to nearby Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve to see the Blackhawk Waterfall, the only natural waterfall in northeast Illinois. The preserve also has trails, boat/canoe launches into the Fox River, fishing, historic sites, and picnic areas.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Big Shadow Lake is an excellent choice.