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    About Island Lake
    Convenient to Waukegan, Illinois, Accessible to Chicago

    Island Lake is a village lake in McHenry Country in the state of Illinois. The lake itself is 84.8 acres in size with a maximum depth of 9.8 feet. This private lake is located within the Fox River watershed.

    Conveniently, Island Lake is less than an hour's drive from Waukegan, Illinois, and the coast of Lake Michigan. It is also around 50 miles from Chicago if you want to make a quick trip to the windy city.

    Boating and Fishing

    Boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed on Island Lake. The Village Lake Management Committee does have rules and regulations on boat sizes, speeds, and fishing. So, potential residents should visit the Village of Island Lake website to view the list.

    There is a beach on the south shore for swimming and sporting activities. It is only accessible to residents and guests of the Village of Island Lake.

    There are several parks in and around the village, like the Cotton Creek Marsh Nature Preserve, that are great for walking and exploring nature.

    Village Recreation and Lake Michigan

    The Village of Island Lake Recreation Department has many recreational programs to suit each resident's needs. They offer a variety of sports classes such as Zumba, T-Ball, Nerf classes, flag football, floor hockey, and more. There are even annual events held like the Daddy Daughter Dance, Annual Craft Fair, Leprechaun Luncheon, Craft Classes, and many other activities and classes. If you have a hobby, the department is always open to class suggestions!

    One of the most significant attractions nearby Island Lake is the second-largest Great Lake, 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 and Waukegan, border this large lake and have 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.

    Chicago has so much fun to experience with activities that are perfect for people of all ages.

    The Best Place to Experience Lake Life

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