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Chain O'Lakes - Bluff Lake


Chain O'Lakes - Bluff Lake, Illinois

The Chain O'Lakes - Bluff Lake real estate market is a limited supply marketplace for lake property in Illinois.

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    About Chain O'Lakes - Bluff Lake
    Between Milwaukee and Chicago

    Just below the Wisconsin state border sits Bluff Lake. Bluff Lake is one of the fifteen lakes that comprise the Chain O'Lakes waterway system. The Chain is reported to be the busiest inland recreational waterway per acre in the United States.

    Considered a part of the Chicagoland tourism region, Bluff Lake is just 40 miles northwest of the windy city. It is one of the smaller lakes in the Chain O'Lakes system, with a surface area of 86 acres. Its smaller size makes it one of the lesser trafficked lakes in the region, making it the perfect spot for residents to buy a quiet getaway.


    Due to its more peaceful atmosphere, Bluff Lake is a popular spot for fishing in the Chain O'Lakes region. This lake is hailed as one of the area's best-kept secrets, and anglers can expect to find yellow bass, bluegill, channel catfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, carp, white crappie, and walleye.

    Due to its gravel bottom, large quantities of white bass, largemouth bass, panfish, and stripers are attracted to Bluff Lake.

    Want to get into night fishing? Bluff Lake is reportedly an excellent place to toss in a line late at night. Don't worry, and you won't even need a boat. It is accessible to shoreline fish at Bluff Lake.

    Lake Activities

    Four significant trails around Bluff Lake are accessible to everyone. Pike Marsh North is a flat, quarter-mile trail designed for the physically disabled.

    Boating, ice fishing, skiing, biking, picnicking, ice skating, hunting, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and hiking can be enjoyed around Bluff Lake. This lake truly has something for everyone.

    Approximately 200 bird species have been spotted throughout the area, full of wildflowers during the spring, summer, and fall.

    Nearby Shops

    Due to the large size of the 7,000-acre Chain O'Lakes region, there are many shops, restaurants, vacation rentals, and attractions for the family to enjoy.

    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, Bluff Lake is an excellent choice.