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    About Lake George
    Rock Island County, Illinois

    Lake George is located in Illinois City, Illinois near the Mississippi River and the Illinois/Iowa state line. Named after Rock Island in the Mississippi River, this county has around 142,000 people and is 45 minutes from Chicago.

    The closest major airport to Lake George is O’Hare International and is just over 30 minutes away. The closest hospital to the lake is Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital and is 11 minutes away.

    Groceries and snacks can be found at ALDI, nine minutes away. Locals recommend restaurants such as Manny’s Cafe, REDstop, and Mis Tacos 2.

    Happy Medium

    At 167 acres, Lake George is small enough to retain privacy but big enough to offer great fishing. This lake has a maximum depth of 55 feet, and it offers bluegill, largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, and muskellunge. The lake does not allow swimming or gas motorboats.

    Entertainment Options

    Since Lake George is so close to Chicago, there are a ton of fun things to do. Your options are only limited by how far you’re willing to drive!

    However, this lake does have fun activities to offer closer to the area. Those feeling lucky should visit Jumer’s Casino Rock Island. For more family-friendly fun, head down to Whitewater Junction water park. Museum-lovers should visit the Hauberg Museum and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.

    Explore Nature

    Lake George lies within Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. This preserve offers two hiking trails and 140 campsites. Boat rentals are available seasonally, and there are two playgrounds here.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

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