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About Forest Lake
Between Waukegan and Chicago, Illinois

Forest Lake is a private 39.3-acre human-made lake in the famous Lake County, Illinois. To access Forest Lake, you need to be a resident or visitor of the Forest Lake Community. It is a very shallow lake with an average depth of around six feet.

Forest Lake is less than an hour's drive to Waukegan, Illinois, and Chicago. This makes it a convenient community for commuters or people looking to leave the city.

Fishing and Golfing

Anglers have reported catching largemouth bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill, and black and white crappie. Non-motorized boating, swimming, and fishing are allowed on Forest Lake.

On the eastern side of the Forest Lake community is the Kemper Lakes Golf Club. This club has a long history of hosting famous players like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and more. They are one of three courses in the state that have hosted a major championship. Forest Lake is the perfect, private oasis for golf lovers.

Twin Orchard Country Club is also nearby and is a few miles south on Old McHenry Road.

Visit Waukegan or Chicago, Illinois

A lesser-known city in Illinois compared to its larger counterpart Chicago, Waukegan is a few miles drive from Forest Lake. Nearby is Six Flag of Great America, which is an amusement park with roller coasters, games, and fun events.

If you are looking to see a bigger city, visit Chicago. It has hundreds of attractions, shops, restaurants, and fun experiences to enjoy. Take a guided boat cruise on the Spirit of Chicago or sail the day away in a giant sailboat. You will feel like one of the early sailors going on a new adventure.

The Best Place to Experience Lake Life

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Forest Lake is an excellent choice.