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    About Lake Mattoon
    Close to Three Major Cities

    Lake Mattoon is approximately 10 miles south of the stores, restaurants, and hotels of downtown Mattoon.

    Located less than 150 miles from St. Louis or Indianapolis, and 190 miles from Chicago, Lake Mattoon is the perfect escape from city life.

    Choose from major amenities like the Indianapolis International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, or Chicago Hospital.

    Over 1,000 Acres of Glimmering Waters

    Lake Mattoon encompasses 1,065 acres of eastern Illinois. It can be as deep as 45 feet with an average depth of 11 feet. Its 56 miles of shoreline are decorated with hickory, oak, and walnut trees that create a beautiful scene.

    Lake Mattoon is host to a wealth of activities, including boating, water skiing, swimming, sailing, tubing, wakeboarding, kayaking, and fishing. The lake's plentiful bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and striped bass will impress any angler.

    On a hot day, swimmers, sunbathers, and those just looking to relax flock to Lake Mattoon Public Beach's sandy shores.

    In Mattoon, Douglas-Hart Nature Center provides hiking trails, a bird observation area, interpretive exhibitions, and guided walks.

    Events

    June is home to one of Lake Mattoon's favorite events, the Annual Y-Flyer Fleet 39 Regatta. Independence Day and Bagel Fest are events following in July.

    Find Peace Away from the City

    Purchase property on Lake Mattoon to enjoy recreation in this tranquil escape of eastern Illinois.