Gages Lake


20Listings$25K-$450K$4.9MTotal Value
Gages Lake, Illinois

Gages Lake real estate is a top twenty market for lake homes and land in Illinois.

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    About Gages Lake
    Suburbs of Waukegan, Illinois

    Gages Lake is a private lake located in well-known Lake County, Illinois. The lake encompasses 128 acres in size and reaches a maximum depth of 55 feet.

    This lake is conveniently located less than 20 minutes away from the large city of Waukegan, Illinois. Are you looking to visit a bigger lake? The 15-lake Chain O'Lakes waterway system is less than a 30-minute drive. Famous Lake Michigan is also nearby, and you can walk its beaches in Waukegan. Also, it is only a 37-mile drive from downtown Chicago.

    Fishing, Boating and Nearby Recreation

    Gages Lake is a great place to drop a line. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish, including black crappie, bluegill, carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass, muskellunge (muskie), Northern pike, white crappie, yellow bass, and yellow perch.

    Gages Lake is known for its quiet atmosphere and low traffic. Boat access is only available to those with a permit, so the water is rarely choppy or crowded. This makes the lake great for swimming, fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. In the winter, the lake can freeze over, and residents enjoy ice skiing and fishing.

    The Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve and the Almond Marsh Forest Preserve and within a couple of miles of Gages Lake. They provide areas for hiking, biking, and observing nature.

    The Merit Club in Libertyville, Illinois, is truly breathtaking. Surrounded by beautiful homes and landscapes, the Merit Club is an excellent course for accomplished golfers or recreational players. There are 18 holes and practice facilities for members to enjoy.

    Third Lake is just up the street on Interstate 45. A change of scenery is never far away.

    See Lake Michigan and Visit Chicago or Waukegan, Illinois

    Another significant attraction nearby is Gages Lake is the second-largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan. This Great Lake has a surface area of 22,404 square miles, with 1,576 square miles being in Illinois. Boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, and more can all be experienced on Lake Michigan.

    Large cities, such as Chicago, border this large lake and have hundreds of attractions, shops, restaurants, and fun experiences to enjoy.

    With the windy city being under an hour's drive away, a weekend getaway would be hard to resist. Chicago has so much fun to experience with activities that are perfect for people of all ages.

    Waukegan is a lesser-known city in Illinois compared to its larger counterpart Chicago. It also makes a great day trip with sandy beaches, art museums, and a ton of nature to explore.

    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, Gages Lake is an excellent choice.