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    About Lake Carroll
    Carroll County, Illinois

    Lake Carroll spans 640 acres in the city of Lanark, Illinois, and is under 50 miles from Rockford.

    FHN Memorial Hospital is 23.7 miles northeast, and the Chicago Rockford International Airport is 47.8 miles east.

    Life on the Water

    Lake Carroll is Illinois’ largest private lake and offers a multitude of activities. You can participate in watersports like skiing and wakeboarding or enjoy a day on the beach at one of the two marinas.

    Anglers can expect smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white bass, yellow perch, catfish, walleye, bluegill, crappie, muskie, and northern pike. There is even a hatchery and fishing club!

    Lake Carroll has activities for the whole family to enjoy, whether it is fishing, wakeboarding, or enjoying a leisurely boat ride.

    Around the Area

    Visit the Lake Carroll golf course and enjoy a day on the green with friends and family. The course is 6,477 yards, and Lake Carroll property owners are not required to pay greens or membership fees!

    The Lake Carroll Ski Hill and Recreation Center has many activities during the winter. Enjoy the day skiing or snowboarding with the family and take a ride snow tubing afterward.

    If you have a love for speed, enjoy the 15 miles of ATV trails that circle the Fawnridge Lake Carrol Community. During the winter season, you can enjoy the winding snowmobile trails.

    Visit Rockford

    Visit the Discovery Center Museum for children and enjoy the vast exhibits. There are also workshops, experiments, and crafts for children.

    The Burpee Museum of Natural History houses several exhibits ranging from complete dinosaur skeletons to geology exhibits.

    Go to the Rockford City Market and visit local vendors selling everything from vintage items to fresh produce.

    For the Lover of Nature

    Lake Carroll is the perfect choice for those seeking adventure. The multitude of activities and the ability to also enjoy a leisurely boat ride make it perfect for family and friends!