Lake Jasper is in Wade Township, Illinois, under 100 miles from Champaign. Named after Sergeant William Jasper, a hero of the Revolutionary War, this county has just under 10,000 people.
The nearest major airport is the Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport, under an hour away. Urgent care can be provided at Crawford Memorial Hospital, which is under 30 minutes from the lake.
Stock up on snacks and groceries at Village Market on Main, 15 minutes away. Locals recommend restaurants such as Parklanes, Yesterday’s Pub & Dining, and Joe’s Italian Foods and Pizza.
While it's a bit unclear what fish are on Lake Jasper, nearby Lake Newton offers great fishing. At 1,750 acres and an average depth of 16 feet, anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, white bass, catfish, rock bass, and spotted bass.
Jasper County Fair celebrates its annual fair and offers rides and an eclectic variety of foods. Museum-lovers should visit the Jasper County Museum.
Those with a sweet tooth should visit Arndt’s Fudgery Gift Shop, or visitors craving caffeine should go to Solid Grounds Coffee House. After a fun day on the lake, relax at the nearby Fairview Drive In Theatre.
Nature-lovers should visit Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area. At 4,000 acres this facility offers great deer and turkey hunting, as well as offering over 22 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Lake Jasper is an excellent choice.