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Bayles Lake


Bayles Lake, Illinois

Bayles Lake real estate is considered a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and lake lots in Illinois.

Bayles Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $178,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

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    About Bayles Lake
    Next to Interstate 57

    Bayles Lake is located in west Loda in Iroquois County, Illinois, and covers 237 acres with 9.94 miles of shoreline. This freshwater reservoir is conveniently located less than ten minutes away from Interstate 57.

    Residents will have easy access to Chicago, which is around 100 miles north. Take a trip across the Indiana border, which is less than an hour from Bayles Lake.


    Despite its smaller size, Bayles Lake is an excellent spot for fishing. The lake is annually stocked with several different varieties of fish so that populations are high, which is why Bayles Lake has become more popular among local fishers.

    Fishers will find a variety of fish including channel catfish, blue catfish, sunfish, largemouth bass, walleye, smallmouth bass, white catfish, striped bass, flathead catfish, crappie, bluegill, yellow bass, white bass, rock bass, panfish, and white perch here.

    Boating and Swimming

    Boating is allowed on Bayles Lake. Make sure to visit the Bayles Lake HOA site to review the regulations and maximum speed for each type of boat. Swimming can also be enjoyed on this lake.

    Visit Chicago

    If you are looking to experience city life, visit Chicago. It has hundreds of attractions, shops, restaurants, and fun experiences to enjoy. Take a guided boat cruise on the Spirit of Chicago or sail the day away in a giant sailboat. You will feel like one of the early sailors going on a new adventure.

    The Best Place to Experience Lake Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or find a vacation rental, Bayles Lake is an excellent choice.