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About Lake Pana
Located in Central Illinois

Lake Pana is located just east of the Pana city center, featuring shops, restaurants, and the Pana Community Hospital.

One hundred miles away, St. Louis houses the St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Kindred Hospital St. Louis, and Forest Park. Lake Pana is just over three hours from Chicago or two and a half hours from Indianapolis.

Double the Beauty and a Fishing Destination

An upper lake and a lower lake combine to create Lake Pana, covering a total of 219 acres. The lake has a maximum depth of 36 feet and is 14 feet deep on average. Boaters have access to a public boat launch on the lower lake.

Laka Pana is a popular fishery for gizzard and golden shiners, but yellow bass, sunfish, warmouth, and bullheads also populate.

Boating is another popular pastime, and lake goers enjoy cruising the waters in motorboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft.

The City of Pana and St. Louis

Continue your outdoor excursions in Pana at the Anderson Prairie State Park, featuring natural prairie lands and an enchanting butterfly house.

While walking the streets of downtown, you can spot many murals painted among the town buildings. On your way out, you may admire the traditional architecture of the old homes and buildings still standing in Pana.

If you go on to St. Louis, you can choose from a variety of fun attractions, including Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, or The Butterfly House.

A Fantastic Getaway

Lake Pana is the perfect getaway, located between three major cities you can get the best of outdoor living while being in proximity to big-city facilities.