The Chain O'Lakes - Lake Catherine real estate market is a limited supply marketplace for lake property in Illinois.
Just below the Wisconsin state border sits Lake Catherine. This lake is one of the fifteen lakes that comprise the 7,000-acre Chain O'Lakes waterway system. The Chain is reported to be the busiest inland recreational waterway per acre in the United States.
Considered a part of the Chicagoland tourism region, Lake Catherine is 155 acres in size and is 45 feet deep at its deepest point. When looking at a map, it might seem as if Lake Catherine and its neighbor, Channel Lake, are connected. An underwater ridge separates them.
The Chain is conveniently located around an hour from Chicago and is just south of the Wisconsin state line.
Like all the lakes in the Chain O'Lakes waterway system, Lake Catherine has a wide variety of fish species. Anglers can catch bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, muskie, Northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, white crappie, and yellow perch.
Boating, ice fishing, skiing, biking, picnicking, ice skating, hunting, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and hiking can all be enjoyed around Lake Catherine. This lake truly has something for everyone.
Nearby is the 840-acre Chain O'Lakes State Park. This park borders three of the Chain lakes and neighbors a 3,230-acre conservation area.
Trails for hiking and horseback riding cover the 2,450-acre park, which also offers overnight campgrounds. Hunting is permitted in a season for doves and waterfowl; there is an archery season for deer. Visitors can even have fun in the winter when there are ice fishing and cross-country skiing.
Due to their proximity, Lake Catherine residents can also enjoy the amenities and recreation on Channel Lake.
Due to the large size of the 7,000-acre Chain O'Lakes region, there is a plethora of shops, restaurants, vacation rentals, and attractions for the family to enjoy.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Lake Catherine is an excellent choice.