East Fork Lake


East Fork Lake, Illinois

East Fork Lake real estate is considered a tight inventory market for lake homes and lake lots in Illinois.

East Fork Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $41,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

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    About East Fork Lake
    Richland County, Illinois

    East Fork Lake is located just outside of Olney, Illinois in Richland County. The lake is just two and a half hours from the attractions and amenities of St. Louis.

    The Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is under five miles away, and the Evansville Regional Airport is under 100 miles away for medical care and travel accommodations.

    On and Around the Lake

    East Fork Lake spans 934 acres, with an average depth of 10 feet and a maximum depth of 36 feet.

    Public access docks are available on the north shore near the campground. There is no swim area designated here, but swimming is allowed from boats only in one area along the south shore.

    If you wish to go fishing, this is a great lake for bass fishing! The most prominent types of fish will be channel catfish, walleye, black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, and white crappie.

    Exploring Nature

    Red Hills State Park is 967 acres of wooded hills, ravines, meadows, and springs. The park offers a 40-acre lake, hiking trails, equestrian trails, bike trails, seasonal hunting, shaded picnic areas, and a campground.

    Don't miss the spectacular scenic view from atop Red Hills, the highest point of land between St. Louis and Cincinnati!

    Chauncey Marsh Nature Preserve is a 627-acre satellite area of Red Hills State Park. It contains the best remaining example of a Wabash Border Marsh Ecosystem, with marshes, dry and wet prairie, lush bottomland forest, and thriving riverine communities.

    Visit St. Louis

    If you are looking for places to spend the day, consider making the trip down to St. Louis.

    In St. Louis, you can visit the St. Louis Zoo, a free 90-acre zoo with over 12,000 animals representing 500 species. The Missouri Botanical Garden is another great choice, featuring a greenhouse dome, a Victorian home & gardens, a butterfly house, and more spanning across 79 acres.

    When you are in the mood for somewhere to eat, some of the most recommended places by locals are Songbird and Beffa’s Bar & Restaurant.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

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