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    About Dinosaur Lake
    Will County, Illinois

    Dinosaur Lake is a relatively small lake located in the Shadow Lakes private community between Braidwood and Wilmington, Illinois. The lake is only an hour away from Chicago, Illinois’ thriving metropolis.

    The closest hospital is the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Center, which is four minutes away, while the closest airport is O'Hare International Airport, which is a little over an hour away.

    On and Around the Water

    On Dinosaur Lake, the most prominent species of fish you can expect to catch are largemouth bass, channel catfish, and rainbow trout. You might also expect to catch the occasional black crappie or walleye.

    The Shadow Lakes community has a fishing club, which holds several events and fishing contests on the lakes.

    There are boat accesses and fishing piers offered as amenities by the community.

    Hikers may enjoy taking the nature trail across the wilderness nature area in the west half of the community.

    For a round of golf, residents can travel to the Cinder Ridge Golf Course, a meager 10 minutes away. Cinder Ridge is an 18-hole course that was nominated for best design by Golf Digest.

    Explore Chicago

    With such proximity to Chicago, those planning a daycation will find several possibilities for amusement.

    Visitors can travel to the Navy Pier for countless attractions, including the famous Ferris wheel, which offers a mesmerizing panorama of Lake Michigan as well as the Chicago cityscape. There are many unique restaurants and retailers scattered along the pier, making it a perfect venue for avid shoppers and foodies.

    Intellectuals can have a heyday visiting Chicago’s fine museum scene. Chicago is home to The Art Institute, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

    At Millennium Park, visitors can find pleasure in the classic Chicago experience, from ice skating rinks to the famous Chicago “Bean.”

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

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