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Oblong Lake, Illinois

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About Oblong Lake
Location and Access

You can find Oblong Lake in the city of Oblong, Illinois in Crawford County. It is considered to be a smaller lake and is part of Oblong Park.

Fishing Opportunities

There is access to fishing the five acres of Oblong Lake. Here, anglers will most likely find largemouth bass, panfish, catfish, and crappie. The water quality is mostly clear and decent for fishing purposes.

Around Oblong Lake

The lake is surrounded on all sides by Oblong Park. This park area features a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy the park's playgrounds, outdoor sports courts, fishing, camping, picnic areas, and trails around the lake for biking, running, or walking. You can also rent the available shelters for special events.


Located 15 minutes away are the Crawford Medical Centers. There is the Crawford Memorial Hospital and the CMH Outpatient Therapy Center.


There are many regional airports located in the area along with Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport under 40 miles away.


Families can choose to send their children to Oblong Grade School or Oblong High School, or there are other school options located 15 minutes away like Washington Elementary and New Hebron Christian School.

Major Cities Near Oblong Lake

St. Louis, Missouri, and Indianapolis, Indiana are both located only two hours away from Oblong in opposite directions.

St. Louis invites visitors to embark on new experiences and visit the city parks, museums, and art tours. Plan a whole day at the St. Louis Zoo or take a thrill at the Six Flags amusement park. Finally, immerse yourself in city life and visit the downtown dining scene with amazing restaurants and breweries.

Indianapolis is known for many different sports attractions and museums. It is home to the largest children’s museum in the country! This “sports-crazy city” is great for watching games downtown and enjoying the restaurant scene.

Excellent Choice for a Lake Home

Whether you are looking for a family home, a full-time retirement home, or a vacation home, Oblong Lake is a great option.